Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

5 Little Gulls and a Med Gull were the highlights past Whitburn Obs this morning. I was joined by Magic Mark and New Mark and we managed to see a few decent birds to get our year started. But by far the star bird for me was Woodcock. I had been disappointed not to get one on my Obs year list for 2013 so you can imagine my delight when one flew past this morning
New Mark and myself left the watch early to go year listing so this is what  had seen uptill then

Wednesday 1st January 07.55-10.30 SSE3 cloud cover

Guillemot 290n 15s
Black h Gull 1n 14s
Eider 7n 3s
Scan Herring Gull 4s
Fulmar 3n 15s
Little Gull 5n
Red th Diver 10n 3s
Common Scoter 7n
Kittewake 45n 1s
Gannet 21n 2s
Cormorant 4s
Shag 1n 1s
Shelduck 1n
Teal 5n
Curlew 12n
Med Gull 1n ad
Razorbill 1n
Woodcock 1s
Redshank 2s