Friday, 23 May 2014

another one bites the dust......

2 Great northern Divers and a Little Gull went north past Whitburn obs by 09.00 this morning. Magic Mark joined me again and Stoney was in the house. Expectations were high with a good northerly blowing. Purple Sandpiper was a new obs year tick for the year bringing my total to 127, as they say another one bites the dust
this is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 23rd May 05.10-09.05 NNE3-4 great light perfect sea watching conditions

Gannet 310n 10s
Puffin 99n
Common Tern 92n 1s
Manx Shearwater 56n
Common Scoter 22n 40s
Grey Heron 1n
Sandwich Tern 48n 8s
Purple Sandpiper 13n
Sanderling 15n
Knot 2n
Red th Diver 4n 1s
Ringed Plover 1n
Arctic Tern 10n
Bar t Godwit 2n
Shoveler 2n
Little Gull 1n 1st sum
Black h Gull 1n
Great n Diver 2n 07.53 and 08.14
Dunlin 2n

heading back to obs now