Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sawbill Sunday....

55 Little Gulls, 2 Whooper Swans and 6 Bonxies passed Whitburn Obs by 11am along with a good selection of other species on a windy westerly day. I was joined by Magic and Saint Mark and Hoggie late on
We saw a movement of Sawbills with 19 going south, but missing the one we really wanted...Smew
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 19th October 07.15-11.05 SW6 broken cloud

Black h Gull 8n 91s
Common Gull 11n 46s
Chaffinch 1s
Teal 2n 2s
Wigeon 29n 2s
Eider 5n 1s
Pied Wagtail 1s
Curlew 2n 2s
Dunlin 1s
Little Gull 55n
Common Scoter 16n 14s
Meadow Pipit 10s
Golden Plover 106s
Turnstone 1n 1s
Red br Merganser 8s
Red th Diver 4n
Starling 8 in off
Song Thrush 1 in off
Goldeneye 1n
Grey Heron 2s
Fulmar 1s
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Manxie 1n
Redshank 6s
Bonxie 6n
Merlin 1s
Whooper Swan 2s