Sunday, 4 January 2015

Mega sea watch boosts Obs list.......

Black throated Diver, Little Auk, and the first Manxie of the year passed Whitburn Obs on this mornings sea watch. It was a welcome return to the Obs for Saint Mark back from his festive travels, and we were joined by Stevie Makem. Its South Tyneside bird race day and we had two teams call in and tick Red throat and Gannet but sadly they had left before the quality birds started. At that stage it was looking like a regular quiet winter sea watch on a westerly..........
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 4th January 07.55-10.45 W1-2 bright sun

Common Gull 6n 7s
Black h Gull 13n 10s
Cormorant 3n 6s
Red th Diver 7n 4s
Guillemot 4n 2s
Common Scoter 1n 6s
Curlew 14n
Goldeneye 1n 2s
Shag 2s
Gannet 4n 1s
Eider 1n 5s
Porpoise 1
Great n Diver 1n
Med Gull 1n ad
Manx Shearwater 1n
Little Auk 1n
Razorbill 1s
Black th Diver 1n
Wigeon 3n