Sunday, 4 May 2014

Everything but the Gull..........

2 Arctic Skuas a Manxie and 41 Arctic Terns passed Whitburn obs early morning. I was joined by Magic Mark and New Mark and we had a mega sea watch loads of variety and some real quality birds. We had all we could expect but didn't see the reported Iceland Gull that was supposed to be on the sea in front of us. I suspect the bird we saw yesterday wasn't about hence everything except the gull
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 4th May 05.30-10.10 SSW2 rain and full cloud cover

Cormorant 27n 31s
Common Scoter 25n 23s
Whimbrel 87n 1s
Sandwich Tern 12n 420s
Common Gull 49n 19s
Red th Diver 4n 3s
Arctic Tern 39n 2s
Arctic Skua 2s
Black h Gull  3n 12s
Gannet 39n 18s
Common Tern 18n 68s
Tufted Duck 13n 8s
Bar tailed Godwit 3n
Golden Plover 30n
Swallow 29n 27s
Turnstone 139n 2s
Sanderling 19n 6s
Curlew 4n
Puffin 13n
Eider 3n 5s
Dunlin 4n
Wheatear 1 on fence
Little Tern 1n
Sandmartin 7s
Shelduck 3n
Pink footed Goose 11n landed on sea for a while
Goosander 1s
Teal 2n 1s
Red br Merganser 3n
LBB Gull 3s
Manx Shearwater 1n
Gadwall 3n
House Martin 1s
Cheryl the Crow popped in to feed

phew, it was fun