Sunday, 14 September 2014

Now thats what i call a sea watch volume.......

Black throated and 51 Red throated Divers, and a Little Gull passed Whitburn by 12.30 today on a mega sea watch. Only Saint Mark joined me on a day we expected to be dashing up to the ringers hut for our first Yellow browed of the year but didn't need to as all the action was in the Obs
This is what we saw in no particular order

Sunday 14th September ENE2-3 cloud cover

Common Gull 7n 1s
Black h Gull 26n 54s
Curlew 15n 6s
Ringed Plover 1n
Common Scoter 609n 69s
Red th Diver 12n 39s
Redshank 3n
Wigeon 203n 10s
Gannet 630n
Manxie 39n 1s
Petrel sp 1 north flying with 3 Manxies possible Leach's?
Bonxie14n 1s
Velvet Scoter 2n drakes
Puffin 62n
Teal 273n 86s
Gannet 630n
Dunlin 13n 5s
Arctic Skua 32n 1s
Sandwich Tern 2n 39s
Common Tern 14n
Whimbrel 1n 1s
Grey Wagtail 1s
Bar t Godwit 1s
Knot 1s
Mallard 5n
Shag 1n 7s
Pom Skua 2n 1 ad
Pintail 4n
Turnstone 6s
Black th Diver 1s
Sooty Shearwater 6n
Brent Goose 3n pb
Golden Plover 4n
Swallow 6n
Little Gull 1n ad
Wood Pigeon 39n
Eider 1n 2s