Saturday, 28 March 2015

Where Eagles dare........

a Blue Fulmar passed Whitburn Obs by 08.30 this morning. It was a short sea watch for me as i headed up to the moors to try for the White tailed Eagle that had been seen the previous day and i am very happy to say i got exceptional views of the bird when i came across it sitting in a field of short grass showing well
I was joined this morning by the Magic and Saint Mark and later Pink Floyd
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 28th March 05.45-08.30 S3

Curlew 5n
Common Gull 3n 4s
Gannet 32n 62s
Red th Diver 5n 1s
Razorbill 25n
Blue Fulmar 1s L 06.10
Common Scoter 8n 8s
Black h Gull 3s
Shelduck 4s
Porpoise 1
Shag 1s

Its always dangerous leaving the Obs when the two Marks are still in as i found to my cost when i went to look for Rough legged Buzzard and missed a Black Guillemot. Today i left for the White tailed Eagle and missed an Iceland Gull and the first Sandwich Tern of the year....fair exchange if you ask me