Saturday, 3 January 2015

Who ate all the ducks......

Glaucous Gull and Great northern Diver passed Whitburn Obs on our sea watch this morning. Just Magic Mark and myself were in and Mark was in fine form calling the Glaucous Gull as it headed south. We have not seen much in the way of wildfowl so far this year so the Brent Goose was a welcome addition to the Obs list.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 3rd January 08.05-10.45 W2 cloud cover and calm sea

Common Gull 2n 13s
Black h Gull 3n 6s
Cormorant 3n 8s
Kittiwake 1n
Razorbill 5n 6s
Curlew 1n
Brent Goose 1n pb
Guillemot 3n 7s
Porpoise 2
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Eider 2s
Red th Diver 6n 6s
Turnstone 1s
Gannet 3n 1s
Great n Diver 1s
Glaucous Gull 1s juv
Common Scoter 2n
Redshank 5s