Saturday, 31 January 2015

Sea watch extravaganza ends the month....

3 Little Auks 2 Pom Skuas and an Iceland Gull passed Whitburn Obs by 12.30 today. It was a fantastic sea watch with many highlights, i was joined by Saint Mark, Pink Floyd and Hoggie, Stoney was in the house. We saw our first Blue Fulmars and Skuas of the year, I had half a dozen new Obs year ticks, this is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 31st December 07.25-12.30 NW4
Black h Gull 33n
Fulmar 672n
Common Gull 61n
Brent Goose 1n db
Scan Herring Gulls 2n
Turnstone 1n
Guillemot 239n
Ringed Plover 1n
Gannet 103n
Shelduck 6n
Cormorant 1n 3s
Golden Plover 155n
Blue Fulmar 2n D &L 1S DD
Razorbill 4n
Red th Diver 2n 1s
Pom Skua 2s juvs
Long tailed Duck 1n
Grey Plover 1n
Kittiwake 8n 2s
Porpoise 2
Great northern Diver 1n
Velvet Scoter 5n
Little Auk 3n
Bonxie 2n
Red br Merganser 1s
Shag 1n 1s
Great crested Grebe 1s
Goosander 2n
Mallard 2s
Eider 1n 1s
Puffin 1s
Iceland Gull 1n 1st w 11.45
Wigeon 15n