Saturday, 5 July 2014

Whats that coming over the it a Pratincole

819 Common Scoter went north past Whitburn Obs by 9 am. New Mark beat me in this morning, we had a canny watch with a good variety of birds. Mark was just saying how the Pratincole hadn't been seen again since it flew south from Saltholme when we got the news that Chris Bell had found it or another at Hurworth Burn. Well done Chris, so we had the grip back of the year, and i must stop leaving my mobile in the car luckily no harm done. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 5th July 05.45-09.00 NW 2

Sandwich Tern 57n 318s
Common Tern 17n 13s
Redshank 6n 2s
Manxie 1n 3s
Puffin 31n 11s
Common Scoter 819n 21s
Black h Gull 5s 1juv
Red br Merganser 1n
Bar t Godwit 6n
Curlew 15n
Porpoise 2
Blue Fulmar 1n L
Eider 2n
Shoveler 1n
Red th Diver 1s
Wigeon 2n