Monday, 13 October 2014

Skua surprise........

2 Long tailed and 20 Pom Skuas passed Whitburn Obs today. I didn't get to the obs till 10 this morning and was just going to have a look see....I left at 05.30. I was joined by Sir Ian and Fos and later Mr WWWT. This is what we saw today in order of appearance

Monday 13th October 10.00-17.30 NE3-4 cloud cover

Shag 1n
Red th Diver 3n 13s
Manxie 20n 1s
Med Gull 1n 2s all ads
Eider 7n 5s
Common Scoter 25n
Black h Gull 12n 4s
Common Gull 38n 5s
Arctic Skua 26n 1s
Pom Skua 19n 1s
Teal 10n
Fulmar 1n
Tufted Duck 1n
Grey Heron 1s
Bonxie 33n 2s including one flock of 15
Velvet Scoter 2n
Sooty Shearwater 3n
Great crested Grebe 1n
Long t Duck 4n
Long tailed Skua 3n juvs
Little Auk 1n
Wigeon 4n
Common Tern 3n
Arctic Tern 2n