Saturday, 3 May 2014

Dont send me no Rosy's

Arctic Terns and Whimbrel passed Whitburn Obs on our early morning sea watch. It was a full house with Magic and New Mark back in the obs. No star birds and no Rosy's, Geoff Iceton had a brace of  Roseate Terns at Hartlepool and we had hoped they would head north but we didn't connect. However Magic Mark and myself did have a 2nd Winter Iceland Gull this afternoon
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 3rd May 05.15-09.30 W1-2 bright sun

Cormorant 16n 20s
Bar tailed Godwit 2n
Curlew 4n
Sandwich Tern 17n 116s
Common Tern 38n 37s
Yellow Wagtail 1s
Whimbrel 1n 2s
Common Gull 10n 38s
Greylag Goose 1s
Eider 3n 2s
Gannet 78n 2s
Black headed Gull 1n 32s
Common Scoter 8n 5s
Arctic Tern 1n 8s
Red th Diver 2n
Swallow 4n 6s
Sand Martin 6n
Shelduck 4n
Shag 3n