Saturday, 5 April 2014

retern of the terns

A Blue Fulmar and 9 Sandwich Terns passed Whitburn Obs by 09.40 this morning. I was joined by Magic Mark, New Mark and Pink Floyd for a sea watching extravaganza with lots of variety and no fog. Sandwich Terns were back and i had 3 new Obs year ticks bringing my list to 90. I had to leave the watch early due to grandad duties but this is what we saw in order of appearance by the time i had to leave

Saturday 5th April 06.05-09.40 SW2-3 cloud cover

Cormorant 20n 52s
Mallard 1s
Common Gull 260n
Kittewake 450n
Fulmar 254n
Razorbill 92n
Tufted Duck 2n 2s
Eider 11n 13s
Curlew 16n 1s
Red th Diver 4n 10s
Shelduck 3s
Sandwich Tern7n 2s
Black h Gull 11n 43s
Goosander 5s
Guillemot 34n
Bar t Godwit 1s
Common Scoter 20n 19s
Mute Swan 1n
Shag 5n 1s
Sand Martin 1s
Canada Goose 1s
LbbGull 2s
Grey Heron 1s
Blue Fulmar 1L lingering
Red br Merganser 2n
Pochard 1s