Saturday, 26 April 2014

Clap along....because im happy

25 Arctic Terns a Manxie and 4 Whimbrel passed Whitbun Obs by 9am this morning. Conditions were difficult for sea watching today with bright sun through light cloud but i did manage to connect with a few birds, but what did i miss. Happy, yes I'm always happy when I'm birding especially when i get Whinchat on my obs year list. One on the firing range fence was welcome
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Saturday 26th April SSE2-3 mist at first clearing to bright sun through thin cloud

Cormorant 1n 15s
Fulmar 60n 3s
Razorbill 450n
Guillemot 210n
Gannet 32n 19s
Teal 2n
Common Gull 14n 10s
Sandwich Tern 5n 69s
Arctic Tern 21n 4s
Puffin 3n
Goosander 7s
Dunlin 1n
Swallow 2s
Common Scoter 4n 1s
Eider 4n
Black h Gull 4s
Curlew 3n
Shag 3n
Manxie 1n
Whimbrel 4n
Red br Merganser 1s
Red th Diver 1n 1s
Common Tern 1n 6s
Bar t Godwit 1n
Whinchat 1 on range fence