Monday, 21 April 2014

No Redleg at all.........FM....

Arctic Skua a Bonxie 5 Arctic Terns and a Manxie passed Whitburn obs by 09.30 this morning on an excellent sea watch. I was joined by Stevie Thunder aka Andy Cap.As well as the headline birds i saw the first Common Tern of the year on a busy watch. Despite much searching i still have not managed to see the Red legged Partridge that was filmed recently next to the obs, i fear its an obs mega tick missed

This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 21st April 05.30-09.30 N2 cloud cover and mist

Cormorant 13n 10s
Fulmar88n 5s
Common Gull 6n 7s
Gannet 57n 16s
Sandwich Tern 95n 8s
Razorbill 2200n
Guillemot 1400n
Puffin 117n
Red  br Merganser 6N
Arctic Tern 2n 3s
Arctic Skua 1n
Eider 2n 1s
Red th Diver 2n 1s
Bonxie 1n
Common Scoter 23n 5s
Shag 4n
Teal 2n
Manxie 1n
Shelduck 1s
Sand Martin 2n
Whimbrel 1n
Black h Gull 1s