Thursday, 16 October 2014

wot no phal-fest

2 Poms and a load more Little Gulls were the highlights of a short sea watch today. I headed for Whitburn in the hope of seeing the Pallas's Warbler found by Dave Foster and it wasn't showing, seems like a good excuse for a sea watch. Grey Phals were being reported up the east coast and we haven't had one from the obs yet, Magic Mark suggested i might have a phal-fest...........
This is what i did see in order of appearance

Thursday16th October 13.35-16.00 ESE 2 cloud cover

Great crested Grebe 1 on the sea
Med Gull 1n ad
Little Gull 97n
Black h Gull 38n
Common Scoter 25n
Teal 2n
Red th Diver 3n 1s
Common Gull 43n 1s
Goldeneye 2n
Arctic Skua 3n
Pom Skua 2n
Tufted Duck 1n