Sunday, 12 January 2014

Bird Race Bedlam

25 Red th Divers and 6 species of wildfowl passed Whitburn Obs this morning. It was quiet which was bad news for the South Tyneside Bird Race Teams that visited the Obs. Magic Mark new Mark and myself did our best to find the elusive sea birds they wanted but sea watching needs time and patience and bird races need birds
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 12th January 07.45-10.30 S2

Cormorant 6s
Black h Gull 154s
Red th Diver 10n 15s
Eider 7n 14s
Common Scoter 8n 9s
Guillemot 12n 8s
Porpoise 2
Kittiwake 4n 1s
Gannet 5n 2s
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Goldeneye 2n
Teal 4n
Wigeon 2s
Rock Pipit 3s
Sparrowhawk 1n
Redshank 1s
Common Gull 40s
Fulmar 32n

Tomorrow I'm off to Seahouses for a couple of nights at the Bamborogh Castle Inn and a bit Northumberland birding but back soon