Thursday, 25 September 2014

Whats that going over the it a flock of Parakeets

3 Long Tailed and 10 Pom Skua's passed Whitburn Obs by 09.45 this morning. It was the pull back of the year. Ive been busy with work and couldn't get into the obs for the Little/Sabs Gull fest and was gutted to hear about the 5 Ring necked Parakeets that passed the Obs, a new tick missed. That was until 5 went south over the hut this morning, I'm still smiling and punching the air
I was joined by Magic Mark, Stevie Thunder(living up to his name) and his yank mate CD all the way from Kansas. We had a cracking watch and i hope our American friend doesn't think its like this everyday. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 24th September 06.40-09.45 WSW 1-2 cloud cover, calm sea

Black h Gull 140n 25s
Common Scoter 39n 15s
Little Gull 84n 1s
Puffin 15n
Golden Plover 2n 4s
Common Gull 15n 4s
Curlew 31n
Common Tern 41n 5s
Manxie 28n
Pom Skua 8n 2s
Arctic Skua 7n 6s
Arctic Tern 17n 2s
Brent Goose pb 1n
Red th Diver 10n 17s
Ringed Plover 1s
Velvet Scoter 5n
Red br Merganser 1n
Sandwich Tern 2s
Eider 2s
Wigeon 19n 7s
Porpoise 3
Snow Bunting 1
Canada Goose 23n
Turnstone 1n 1s
Scaup 1n duck
Teal 53n 2s
Bonxie 3n
Long tailed Skua 2n 1s all juvs
Shag 1s
Sooty Shearwater 2n 4s
Grey Wagtail 2s
Rock Pipit 2s
Ring necked Parakeet 5s yeaaahhhh
Pink footed Goose 4n