Saturday, 18 January 2014

Obs Mega as Bewick Swan goes north

Bewick Swan, 3 Whoopers, Great northern Diver and a Manxie all passed Whitburn Obs in 41/2 hours today. Yes an Obs Mega Bewick Swan, only the 2nd i have seen on a Whitburn sea watch flying with 3 Whoopers. Magic Mark beat me in today, and i had to leave for a while on Grandad duties but thankfully i was back when he called the Swans flying north. It was a cracking watch with a good mix up of birds, this is what we saw 

Saturday 18th January 07.40-12.10 SE 2-3 cloud and rain at times

Red th Diver 5n 19s
Fulmar 75n 12s
Blue Fulmar 1s
Cormorant 1s
Shag 1s
Gannet 25n 20s
Whooper Swan 3n (10.35)
Bewick Swan 1n
Eider 6n 8s
Common Scoter 1n 20s
Long t Duck 1s
Grey Heron 2n
Manx Shearwater 1n (08.56)
Scand Herring Gull 1n 4s
Black h Gull 1n 72s
Razorbill 2s
Great n Diver 1n (11.40)