Friday, 26 December 2014

Good king Wenceslas looked out.....

A Long tailed Duck, 2 Velvet Scoter and 51 Godeneye passed Whitburn Obs this morning. Both my wing men were AWOL today and missed a good selection of birds passing for the feast of Stephen
A light westerly following a northerly at Whitburn often brings a good passage of wildfowl and today was no exception
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Friday 26th December 08.15-10.40 SW1-2 calm sea moderate swell

Goldeneye 48n 3s
Tufted Duck 2n
Wigeon 20n 2s
Black h Gull 5n 13s
Common Gull 3n 20s
Eider 6n 1s
Curlew 1n
Cormorant 6n 14s
Common Scoter 9n 3s
Shoveller 2n
Gannet 2n 1s
Long tailed Duck 1n
Great n Diver 1n
Guillemot 7n
Little Auk 1n
Velvet Scoter 2n
Scan Herring Gull 1n 1s
Red th Diver 6n 1s
Shelduck 1s
Brent Goose pb 1n
Kittiwake 1s
Purple Sandpiper 1s