Saturday, 22 November 2014

Gentlemen prefer blondes, i like Redheads..........

Smew, Goldeneye and Scaup passed Whitburn Obs by 11am a canny selection of ducks. Saint Mark joined me today back from his trip to Peru with tales and pics of Inca Terns and Franklin's Gull's. He more than made up for the absence of Magic Mark who is away this weekend when he called the Smew going south close inshore. It was a  new Obs year tick bringing my total to 166.  Hoggie and Pink Floyd were late arrivals
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 22nd November 07.20-11.00 S2-3 cloud cover

Black h Gull 1n 55s
Eider 14n 8s
Common Gull 24s
Shelduck 27n
Wigeon 11n 3s
Mallard 9n 1s
Red th Diver 6n 14s
Common Scoter 18n 4s
Teal 5n 40s
Curlew 1n 1s
Golden Plover 92s
Redshank 3n
Knot 1n 1s
Snipe 1s
Turnstone 1n
Goldeneye 1n 3s
Razorbill 1s
Guillimot 2s
Tufted Duck 1n 1s
Fulmar 2n 1s
Scaup 1n
Smew 1s redhead circa 09.05
Little Gull 1s ad
Bonxie 1n