Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Remember Remember the 5th ..............

644 Little Auks 2 Sootys and a Slav Grebe passed Whitburn by 10.30 this morning. Yes its bonfire night today and things started with a bang! the first three species called were Little Auk, Slav Grebe and Velvet Scoter. The Little Auks just kept coming some in the surf. I was joined by Magic Mark, Pink Floyd and Stevie Makem and more later, I left a full Obs to go to work. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday 5th November 06.40-10.30 N2-3
Velvet Scoter 2n 1s
Slav Grebe 1n
Little Auk 644n
Red th Diver 13n 84s
Wigeon 25n
Common Scoter 105n 48s
Red br Merganser 2n 1s
Goldeneye 13n 3s
Eider 2n 2s
Little Gull 10n 2s
Sooty Shearwater 2n
Manxie 1n
Great n Diver 3n 1s
Pink footed Geese 16s
Mallard 3n
Shag 1n 4s
Brent Goose 5s
Teal 8n 10s
Arctic Skua 4n
Fulmar 2n
Bonxie 5n
Curlew 2n
Grey Heron  1n
Short eared Owl 2 in off
Pom Skua 1s