Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Shear delight

27 Sooty Shearwaters and 101 Brent Geese passed Whitburn Obs today. I was in the Obs for two sessions and the following contributed, Stevie Thunder, Hoggie, Adam Ant, DC
Visibility was difficult at times due to mist,  but the Sooty's put on a good show with some passing close inshore. This is what we did manage to see over 7 hours 40 mins

Wednesday 17th September N2-3 cloud, mist, drizzle

Red th Diver 2n 9s
Black th Diver 1 on sea then flew north
Manx Shearwater 108n 1s
Sooty Shearwater 27n
Brent Goose 100 pb and 1db nth
Wigeon 47n
Teal 156n
Common Scoter 109n 19s
Velvet Scoter 2n
Pintail 1n
Sandwich Tern 2n
Common Tern 16n 2s
Arctic Tern 3n
Arctic Skua 15n 7s
Bonxie 16n
Puffin 9n
Knot 7n
Dunlin 5n
Grey Wagtail 1n