Sunday, 11 January 2015

Tystie, not so Tystie

Grey Phalarope and a Great northern Diver passed Whitburn Obs by 10.30 this morning. Following a poor sea watch yesterday in a blasting westerly wind today was always going to be better. I was joined by Magic and Saint Mark and we were just saying that it was very quiet so far this year but if you put the time in the quality birds were out there. So when i got a text at 10.20 telling me the Roughleg at Quarrington Hill was showing why did i leave the Obs. Seven minutes later the Tystie went south close inshore, very Tystie indeed....bugger
This is what i did see including a great find by Magic Mark the Grey Phal

Sunday 11th January 07.55-10.30 W3

Eider 2n 1s
Common Gull 9n 29s
Black h Gull 6n 4s
Cormorant 4n 6s
Red th Diver 6n 4s
Shag 1s
Golden Plover 3s
Guillemot 5n 3s
Porpoise 1
Velvet Scoter 2n
Grey Phalarope 1n 09.05
Common Scoter 2n 3s
Fulmar 320n
Great n Diver 1n
Curlew 6s
Scan Herring Gull 1n 2s
Turnstone 1s
Gannet 1n

I did see the Rough-legged Buzzard still a very rare bird in these parts but...
For completeness this is what Saint Mark and i saw yesterday and Stoney was in the house..

Saturday 10th January W4
Blk h Gull 2n 6s
Common Gull 4n 9s
Eider 2n 1s
Cormorant 1n 3s
Fulmar 10n 4s
Scan Herring Gull 1n
Golden Plover 45n
Razorbill 1n
Shag 1s
Peregrine 2n 1 ad
Lapwing 1n
Turnstone 2n 1s
Mallard 1n
Gannet 11n
Curlew 7s
Common Scoter 3s
Red th Diver 2s
Kittiwake 1n
Guillemot 1s