Saturday, 8 March 2014

Swan Song 2

115 Whooper Swans flew north past Whitburn Obs by 10 am. It seemed like a constant flow of Whoopers with groups of 2,26,18,37, and 32 it was sensational. Thanks for the news from birders to the south of us we were on tender hooks for the 70ish coming north past Hartlepool, looks like they split into two groups.Magic Mark beat me in today and we were joined by Pink Floyd and Hoggie, this is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 8th March 06.20-10.00 S3-4 cloud cover

Guillemot 5s
Cormorant 15n 40s
Eider 4n 8s
Black h Gull 20n
Razorbill 14n 5s
Curlew 9s
Gannet 46n 4s
Shag 4n
Common Scoter 4n 1s
Wigeon 8n 3s
Goosander 1n
Med Gull 1s ad
Turnstone 1s
Pied Wagtail 1s
Red th Diver 1n 1s
Kittiwake 2n 1s
Goldeneye 1n
Whooper Swan 115n