Saturday, 7 February 2015

I see no ships or Little Auks....

8 Red throated Divers passed Whitburn Obs by 10.30 this morning. After a good run of Little Auks it was hard to find an Auk with early fog eventually clearing to bright sun. Magic Mark was back from Morocco with tales of Black Wheatears and Moussier's Redstarts but even he could not find us any quality birds. This is what we did manage to see in order of appearance

Saturday 7th February 07.15-10.30

Black h Gull 39n 20s
Common Gull 27n 4s
Eider 4n 1s
Cormorant 1n 12s
Scan Herring Gull 5n
Red br Merganser 1n
Curlew 5n
Rock Pipit 1s
Golden Plover 46s
Red th Diver 7n 1s
Common Scoter 3n
Guillemot 3n 1s
Turnstone 4n
Shelduck 2n
Redshank 1n
Kittiwake 1n
Gannet 1n