Sunday, 19 January 2014

Rain stops play

A Bonxie went south past Whitburn Obs this morning in 3 hours but little else on a rainy day. Magic Mark and I fancied we might get some decent birds today after yesterdays quality but the rain just didn't stop so little was moving. I did manage an Obs year tick with Tufted Duck bringing my list to 58 (i think)
Its a shame about the conditions as its my last sea watch of January, i head off to Thailand later this week
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 19th January 07.45-10.45 SE3 rain

Black h Gull 6n19s
Common Gull 1n 5s
Shag 1s
Fulmar 62n
Eider 19n 1s
Gannet 11n 24s
Guillemot 58n 3s
Razorbill 2n 1s
Common Scoter 16n 3s
Kittiwake 6n 3s
Red th Diver 3n 3s
Tufted Duck 1n
Shelduck 3n 1s