Sunday, 9 November 2014

Eyes down for another full house...

A Long tailed Skua and 5 Little Auks were the star birds on another fun packed Whitburn bird watch. It was another full house with loads of birds and a canny few birders. I was joined by Magic Mark, Stevie Makem and StevieThunder (nice to see he chose birding over running) with Hoggie and Walter later. We also had a special guest visit by Richard Crossley with Cookie. He didn't bring any free Crossley guides so we wouldn't let him look through our scopes at a Puffin on the sea
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 9th November 06.50-10.30 SW mainly cloud cover

Black h Gull 23n 65s
Eider 6n 11s
Woodcock 1 in/off and 1s
Common Gull 5n 73s
Little Gull 10n 3s
Red th Diver 15n 36s
Porpoise 3
Teal 24n
Bonxie 3n
Shag 1n 5s
Golden Plover 16s
Dunlin 3s
Red br Merganser 2n
Velvet Scoter 3s
Pink footed Goose 243s
Snow Bunting 1s
Great n Diver 1s
Grey Heron 2n
Wigeon 6n
Little Auk 2n 3s
Med Gull 1n 1s ads
Turnstone 1s
Redshank 1n
Puffin 1 on sea
Mallard 1s
Long t Skua 1n