Sunday, 2 November 2014

Deja Vu.......

14 Whooper Swans a Great northern Diver and 112 Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs by 11 this morning. It was a case of same times, same place, similar birds and similar observers.Only today the female interest came in the form of an old friend Ed, she was looking good on her jog past, and the mystery blonde was a no show. Sea Watching was enjoyable in good light if not spectacular but not bad for a south westerly in November. Magic Mark was in along with Hoggie and Walter and this is what we saw today in order of appearance

Sunday 2nd November 06.40-11.00 full cloud cover

Black h Gull 5n 145s
Common Gull 107s
Wigeon 11n 1s
Red th Diver 9n 10s
Eider 8n 1s
Meadow Pipit 8s
Starling 10 in/off
Little Gull 10n 102s
Mallard 3s
Common Scoter 14n 9s
Curlew 1n 1s
Goosander 4n 2s
Turnstone 2n
Greylag Goose 1n
Teal 4n 8s
Woodcock 1 in/off
Whooper Swan 14s
Redshank 1n
Great n Diver 1s
Bonxie 1n
Velvet Scoter 1n
Shag 3s
Goldeneye 3s
Great crested Grebe 2n
Sanderling 2s