Saturday, 29 November 2014

Its all about the Poms, bout the Poms, Pom Skua's........

19 Pom Skua's, Iceland Gull, 2 Little Auks and 2 Long tailed Ducks passed Whitburn Obs this morning. I was joined by Saint Mark and right from the off  large Gulls were streaming south and they did not stop all morning. We had a first winter Iceland Gull moving with them and a Med Gull. As the watch got going so did the Skua's with an unexpected total of 19 Poms plus supporting cast
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 29th November 07.35-12.00 SE3 cloud cover rain at times

Cormorant 4s
Black h Gull 1n 71s
Common Gull 1n 37s
Med Gull 1s ad
Curlew 90s
Velvet Scoter 6n
Common Scoter 184n 3s
Teal 47n 40s
Eider 22n 3s
Iceland Gull 1s first winter
Mallard 2s
Fulmar 3n 6s
Goldeneye 5n 3s
Long tailed Duck 2n
Kittiwake 7s
Pink feet  5n
Red th Diver 9n 2s
Wigeon 7n 21s
Razorbill 1n 1s
Shag 1n 1s
Brent Goose 6s pb
Pom Skua 19n
Guillemot 8n 5s
Bonxie 1n 2s
Little Auk 2n
Golden Plover 150s
Arctic Skua 1n
Lapwing 15s
LBBGull 1s
GBBGull circa 1000s
Herring Gull circa 5000s
Scan Herring Gull 4s
We left the Obs happy birders