Sunday, 5 October 2014

Duckin n Divin

2 Red necked Grebes a Great northern Diver and a Scaup passed Whitburn Obs this morning. It was a day for the ducks with 12 species of wildfowl passing and another good day for divers. Saint Mark joined me with Hoggie later. This is what we saw on a cracking sea watch

Sunday 5th October W2 broken cloud

Black h Gull 18n 104s
Turnstone 1s
Common Scoter 21n 11s
Whimbrel 1n
Eider 2n 9s
Wigeon 501n 3s
Teal 171n 10s
Curlew 4n 2s
Red th Diver 9n 17s
Great n Diver 1n
Greylag Goose 23n
Little Gull 353n and 100 plus feeding offshore
Common Tern 4nGrey Heron 2n
Arctic Tern 1s
Gadwall 2n
Common Gull 5n
Manxie 3n 1s
Pink footed Goose 12s
Pintail 1n
Porpoise 1
Redshank 2n 7s
Goosander 1n
Golden Plover 32s
Puffin 1n
Shag 2s
Red necked Grebe 2n
Tufted Duck 4n
Scaup 1n drake
Mallard 1n
Stonechat 1 by the obs