Saturday, 21 February 2015

In the pink.....

Little Gull, Med Gull and a skein of Pinkfeet passed Whitburn Obs this morning. I was joined by Pink Floyd and Skinny Dipper this morning, not a Mark insight and we didn't do bad for a westerly with bright sun. I was tickled pink to get my first pinkfeet of the year past the obs bringing my year list to circa 84 they were close enough to hear them calling and they win bird of the day for me
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 21st February 06.50-11.00 WNW2 bright sun

Common Gull 30n 9s
Black h Gull 36n 21s
Eider 5n 3s
Guillemot 7n 2s
Mallard 4s
Common Scoter 14n 6s
Turnstone 10s
Cormorant 5n 12s
Little Gull 1n ad
Curlew 21n 2s
Shelduck 1n
Gannet 30n 5s
Med Gull 1s ad
Shag 3n
Red th Diver 3n 11s
Goose sp 2s
Razorbill 5n
Scan Herring Gull 1n
Porpoise 3n 1s
Red br Merganser 5n
Pink footed Goose 85n
The local fox was sunning itself in the coastal park and linnets, Redpol and Goldcrest were seen from the obs