Saturday, 1 November 2014

i want it all and i want it now........

4 species of Skua, 5 Whoopers and close to a hundred Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs this morning along with a good variety of wildfowl. As the queen song says i want it all and today we got it all. Magic Mark joined me at first light and we filled our boots as a great variety of birds passed the obs, Pink Floyd, Hoggie and a mystery blond were late arrivals.
All this and two new obs year ticks bringing my year list to 165
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 1st November 06.40-11.00 SW3 early cloud clearing to bright sun

Manxie 1n 1s
Red th Diver 14n 10s
Eider 30n 4s
Common Gull 6n 36s
Meadow Pipit 5s
Black h Gull 6n 36s
Curlew 1n 1s
Brent Goose 1n db
Golden Plover circa 1000s
Goldeneye 1s
Common Scoter 20n 5s
Lapwing 1s
Little Gull 94n
Teal 1n 8s
Arctic Skua 1n
Pom Skua 1n juv
Bonxie 4n
Wigeon 6n 3s
Red br Merganser 1s
Siskin 1s
Long t Skua 1n
Great n Diver 2s
Gadwall 2s
Trush sp 6 in off
Pink footed Goose 295s
Twite 1s
Yellow browed Warbler calling nearby
Redpoll 1s
Velvet Scoter 3s
Shag 2n
Woodcock 1 in off
Grey Wagtail 2s
Whooper Swan 5n
Grey Heron 1s
Redshank 3n
Merlin 1s