Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Is that a Swan i see before me.....

a Whooper Swan went north past Whitburn Obs this morning. When i saw a single Swan coming north close in i was expecting it to be an Obs year tick Mute Swan, but when i lifted my bins i was surprised to see it was a Whooper. Yesterdays watch had no Swans, Geese or Ducks but no two days are alike in the obs..............
This is what i saw today in order of appearance 

Wednesday 27th May 04.50-07.00 WNW2 bright sun

Gannet 191n 24s
Sandwich Tern 4n 110s
Common Gull 2n
Common Scoter 5n
Eider 5s
Red th Diver 4n
Dunlin 1n
Puffin 2n
Whimbrel 2n
Black h Gull 9s
Canada Goose 36n
Whooper Swan 1n 05.53
Shag 1n 1s
Curlew 1s
Common Tern 1n 1s
Greylag Goose 1n
Arctic Tern 2s