Thursday, 1 January 2015

2015 here goes....

An adult Little Gull went north past Whitburn Obs this morning seen thanks to Magic Marks sharp eyes.It was a quiet start to the year but i still managed to get my Obs year list going with 38 species. It was just Mark and myself hoping for a white winger, we got one but not the Glauc or Iceland we wanted. I did end the day with 4 white winged gull species on my county year list  just need Ivory now! (2014 in Durham ended on 242 for me)
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 1st January 08.00-11.00 SSE 2-3 cloud cover

Common Gull 1n 17s
Black h Gull 36s
Scan Herring Gull 9s
Red th Diver 3n 9s
Fulmar 2n 10s
Cormorant 1n 2s
Guillemot 12n 4s
Little Gull 1n ad
Common Scoter 4n
Eider 2n 3s
Rock Pipit 2s
Turnstone 1s
Wigeon 3s
Gannet 6n
Kittiwake 2s