Sunday, 29 March 2015

Eagle eyed..........

2 Velvet Scoter and a Short eared Owl were the best birds past Whitburn Obs by 11 o'clock. Saint Mark and myself were basking in the afterglow of the Eagle and happy to have a peaceful Sunday watch as little of note passed. We were dreaming of Ospreys when i noticed the gulls all up and expected a cetacean but Marks eagle eye picked out the Shorty...maybe next time. A movement of Pipits and Wagtails didnt produce anything special
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 29th March 06.35-11.00 W2 cloud cover

Common Gull 5n 10s
Razorbill 350n
Guillemot 300n
Eider 2s
Curlew 7n 2s
Gannet 25n 6s
Black h Gull 20s
Red th Diver 7n 4s
Wigeon 1n
Common Scoter 4n 11s
Turnstone 1s
Velvet Scoter 2s
Pied Wagtail 11s
Meadow Pipit 177 in off
Puffin 1n
Ringed Plover 6s
Short eared Owl 1 in off