Saturday, 17 January 2015

ice ice baby......

An adult Iceland Gull and 2 Velvet Scoters passed Whitburn Obs on our sea watch this morning. I was joined by Magic and Saint Mark and Pink Floyd.
Star bird was the Iceland Gull and i only just got on it as it when Mark called it going north. It is the forth white winged gull species I've seen from the obs this year and its only mid January. Last year i had to wait until April for an Iceland Gull.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 17th January 07.45-11.00 SW2 cloud cover

Black h Gull 5n 24s
Common Gull 1n 30s
Eider 1n 1s
Curlew 2n 1s
Porpoise 1n 2s
Iceland Gull 1n ad 08.00
Cormorant 4n 8s
Scan Herring Gull 1n 5s
Red th Diver 9n 6s
Common Scoter 5n 6s
Redshank 1n 4s
Guillemot 12n 4s
Razorbill 1n
Shelduck 1n
Gannet 3n 1s
Velvet Scoter 2s
Wigeon 2n 2s