Saturday, 22 March 2014

Falcon Frenzy

A Merlin and two Peregrines went north past Whitburn Obs this morning picked up by eagle eyed new Mark.It was a better than average sea watch for this time of year with Great northern Diver and 4 Velvet Scoter also recorded plus a movement of Pink feet
Here is what we saw by 10am in order of appearance

Saturday 22nd March 05.40-10.00 SW2-3 broken cloud

Black h Gull 2n 55s
Cormorant 23n 70s
Curlew 28n
Razorbill 18n
Eider 14n 7s
Guillemot 8n 2s
Shag 11n 1s
Common Gull 3n 14s
Common Scoter 16s 6n
Redshank 3n 2s
Red th Diver 4n 10s
Porpoise 1
Peregrine 2n
Merlin 1n
Gannet 20n
Velvet Scoter 2n 2s
Red br Merganser 1s
Great n Diver 1n
Meadow Pipit 29 in off/north
Turnstone 1n 1s
Mallard 3s
Pink footed Goose 390n with skeins of circa 140 and 250

I left Mark in the obs but he hadnt added much by 11am so the first Sandwich Tern will have to wait till tomorrow