Sunday, 16 November 2014

Thank heaven.......... for Little Auks

8 Little Auks and a Pom Skua passed Whitburn Obs early morning. Magic Mark and Stevie Thunder were my company today and a bit like yesterday few birds were moving, but we managed to find a bit of quality in the form of Little Auks. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 16th November 07.15-10.00 WSW 1 cloud cover

Fulmar 27n
Cormorant 9s
Wigeon 13n 2s
Black h Gull 24n 95s
Common Gull 4n 22s
Little Gull 3n
Little Auk 7n 1s
Red th Diver 3n 10s
Eider 6n 10s
Shag 29s including 1 flock of 20
Porpoise 3
Common Scoter 5n
Pom Skua 1n juv
Teal 1n 3s
Greylag Goose 1n
Grey Wagtail 1s
Brent Goose db 1n

After the sea watch i was birding locally and saw 3 separate groups of Pink feet going south circa 300 birds in all