Sunday, 1 February 2015

Blue Blue Sunday

341 Little Auks, 2 Pom Skuas and 15 Blue Fulmars passed Whitburn Obs by 13.00. I was joined by Saint Mark, Foss, Pink Floyd, Stevie Makem, the Chairman, Mike the Shrike and more, Stoney was in the house
Nip and a punch for the 1st of the month, i had to nip myself to check i was at Whitburn not Flamborough. We had what must be a record Blue Fulmar movement for Whitburn Obs and a canny Little Auk passage to boot
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 1st February 07.20-13.00 NW3-4

Black h Gull 40n
Common Gull 86n
Turnstone 1n 1s
Eider 29n
Guillemot 74n
Fulmar 641n
Blue Fulmar 14n (10 x L 4 x D)  1s (L)
Porpoise 1s
Gannet 42n 4s
Goldeneye 36n
Shag 1n 1s
Shelduck 7n
Golden Plover 310n
Little Auk 336 n 5s
Wigeon 2n
Razorbill 4n 1s
Common Scoter 2n
Med Gull 2nd w
Curlew 2n 1s
Red th Diver 1s
Kittiwake 5n
Scan Herring Gull 1n
Pom Skua 2n juvs
Cormorant 3n 1s
Velvet Scoter 1n
Tufted Duck 1n
Puffin 1n
Short eared Owl 1 in/off