Friday, 3 April 2015

Good good Friday...

Iceland Gull and a Bonxie were amongst the highlights passed Whitburn Obs this morning. With a south westerly and rain my expectations for this mornings watch were not high but it was a good good Friday with a few quality birds. Magic and Saint Mark were in as usual with a surprise guest these days in Stevie Thunder, i still had his Christmas card in my bag to give him which caused much merriment, as i said he doesn't get in much these days
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 3rd April 06.20-10.30 SE3 rain and bloody cold

Common Gull 230n
Gannet 191n
Curlew 3n
Eider 6n
Puffin 57n
Fulmar 119n
Common Scoter 19n 6s
Red th Diver 5n
Black h Gull 4n
Tufted Duck 2n
Blue Fulmar 1n
Bonxie 1n
Shag 3n
Velvet Scoter 1n
Great n Diver 1n
Iceland Gull 1n 2nd w our 9th Iceland of the year
Teal 2n
Red br Merganser 1n
Rock Pipit 1s