Sunday, 5 January 2014

obs year list mayhem

105 Red throated Divers passed Whitburn Obs on our sea watch this morning and 11 species of wildfowl. It was a year listers dream with loads of birds passing. Magic Mark,  Stevie Thunder and new Mark were back for more and Hoggie joined us later. It was none stop action
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 5th January 07.50-11.00 SW2 light cloud

Black h Gull 26n 469s yes 469
Guillemot 10n 23s
Eider 11n 5s
Common Scoter 27n 36s
Kittiwake 10n 1s
Red th Diver 12n 93s
Bar tailed Godwit 1n
Gannet 5n 6s
Cormorant 12s
Wigeon 4n
Turnstone 17s
Porpoise 2
Med Gull 1s
Grey Heron 2s
Curlew 1s
Scaup 1n
Fulmar 11n
Velvet Scoter 2n 2s
Brent Goose 2n  8s all pb
Shelduck 7n
Shag 1n 7s
Goldeneye 2n 1s
Red br Merganser 1n
Little Gull 3s
Goosander 1s
Teal 2s