Saturday, 14 February 2015

Spring is in the air..

A Black throated Diver went north past Whitburn Obs this morning easily taking the bird of the day prize. Early morning movement of Guillemots and Kittiwakes hinted at spring but otherwise it was uneventful. I was joined by Magic Mark and Pink Floyd and Stoney was in the house. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 14th February 07.15-10.30 E1-2 cloud cover

Cormorant 5n 13s
Guillemot 71n 8s
Black h Gull 5n 20s
Eider 1n 4s
Common Gull 6n 16s
Kittiwake 41n
Gannet 6n 16s
Fulmar 22n
Porpoise 2
Red th Diver 13n 3s
Curlew 7n
Redshank 4s
Turnstone 3s
Greylag Goose 2n
Red br Merganser 3n 1s
Shelduck 13n
Rock Pipit 1n
Goosander 1n
Black throated Diver 1n