Thursday, 5 February 2015

Waxing Lyrical.....

5 Little Auks a Bonxie and a Short eared Owl passed Whitburn by 11.00 am today. Stevie Thunder sent me a text to say he had seen a Waxwing on the southern edge of Shearwater Estate near the Obs. He didn't realise i was on my way, i didnt see the bird on the way down but it soon showed from the back door of the Obs sitting up on a tree in the garden, well done Steve! A Short eared Owl was hunting around the Obs while i looked for the Waxwing...not a bad start to the day. Hoggie was also in and enjoyed both birds but missed my third year tick when a Siskin flew over. Stoney was in the house
This is sort of what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 5th February

Fulmar 47n
Blue Fulmar 1n L
Shelduck 12n
Guillemot 12n
Rock Pipit 2s
Shag 1n 2s
Little Auk 5n
Eider 1n 1s
Goldeneye 2s
Scan Herring Gull 1n
Sparrowhawk 1s
Porpoise 1
Bonxie 1n

My Obs year list is off to a good start on a healthy 84