Saturday, 20 September 2014

I see no ships......

9 Velvet Scoter and 157 Red th Divers passed Whitburn Obs in 41/2 hours this morning plus a large supporting cast. Yes we could see no ships in the misty conditions and we couldn't see many birds either, but with patience the birds came. I was joined by Magic Mark, Saint Mark, The Sheriff, Pink Floyd, and Hoggie bringing up the rear. Also a guest appearance by Aggie Gordon
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 20th September 06.30-11.00 N2 mist drizzle low cloud

Curlew 4n 2s
Black h Gull 53n 20s
Common Scoter 38n 28s
Wigeon 119n 14s
Velvet Scoter 15n
Red th Diver 19n 138s
Arctic Skua 4n
Shag 6s
Common Gull 31n2s
Redshank 1n 3s
LBBGull 3n
Meadow Pipits 6s
Grey Plover 1s
Grey Wagtail 4s
Golden Plover 3n 39s
Common Tern 82n 6s
Grey Heron 5s
Manx Shearwater 3n
Eider 3s
Knot 10n
Kestrel 1s
Teal 11n
Sooty Shearwater 1n
Reed Bunting 1s
Tufted Duck 3n
Turnstone 1s
Arctic Tern 1n
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Porpoise 1n
Pintail 2n
Sand Martin 2n
Swallow 28n