Sunday, 23 March 2014

all quiet on the eastern front

2 Snow Buntings went north past Whitburn Obs this morning on a much quieter day. I was joined by new Mark again and we were full of optimism following Saturdays species fest but it was quiet. The Snow Buntings were an Obs year tick for me bringing my list to circa 78.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 23rd March 05.45-09.00 WNW2 bright sun

Mallard 1s
Cormorant 19n 34s
Curlew 6n
Eider 4n 5s
Black h Gull 3n 3s
Common Gull 13s
Razorbill 10n
Meadow Pipit 34 in off
Guillemot 6n
Gannet 17n 3s
Pied Wagtail 2n
Yellowhammer still calling nearby
Common Scoter 2n 11s
Red th Diver 2s
Crow 5 in off
Teal 4n
Shag 2n 1s
Snow Bunting 2n
Tufted Duck 2n
Porpoise 1