Monday, 4 May 2015

Come what come May......

20 ArcticTerns and a Whimbrel passed Whitburn Obs in four hours this morning. Saint Mark joined me today in more pleasant conditions. Early passage quietened off by 8ish but we did have a little vis mig. Lesser Whitethroat and Yellow Wagtail were new for my Obs year list that now stands at circa 217, only 50 more needed to match last years mega total. It was my earliest star of the year and this is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 4th May 05.20-09.20 WSW1-2 broken cloud

Turnstone 12n
Red th Diver 1n
Sandwich Tern 17n 205s
Gannet 50n 19s
Common Gull 34n 3s
Common Tern 34n 3s
Sand Martin 6s 3s
Arctic Tern 20n
Dunlin 18n
Heron 1n
Common Scoter 1n 1s
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Shelduck 5n
Swallow 3s
Yellow Wagtail 2s
Wheatear 1
Whimbrel 1n
Porpoise 1