Sunday, 6 April 2014

vis mig makes the day

5 Black tailed Godwits 2 Whooper Swans and a Brent Goose passed Whitburn by 10am this morning.
Magic Mark and New Mark joined me today with a late appearance by Unlucky Dave, just as well really with a name like that. The viewing conditions were poor with heat haze but we still managed a good selection of birds helped by some vis mig. My Obs year list continued to flourish with the addition of the Black Witts the Shoveler and an Obs mega, a Coot in the nature reserve showed itself . Bringing my list to 93.
Here is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 6th April 05.40-10.00 SSW2-3 then SW 3-4 moderate cloud cover

Cormorant 17n 75s
Black h Gull 43s
Common Gull 200s
Shelduck 3n 3s
Kittiwake 123n 13s
Fulmar 115n
Eider 6n 20s
Red th Diver 3n 3s
Guillemot 17n
Razorbill 52n
Gannet 3n 3s
Sandwich Tern 4n 8s
Shag 5n 2s
Common Scoter 5n 16s
Shoveler 2s
Tufted Duck 1n
Brent Goose db 1n
Coot 1
Black tailed Godwit 5s
Pied Wagtail 3s
Wood Pigeon 22s
Dunlin 1s
Goldfinch circa 20s
Meadow Pipits 73s
Crow 30s
Oyster Catcher 70n
Sand Martin 2s
Curlew 3s
Lesser bb Gull 1s
Mallard 3s
Whooper Swan 2n