Sunday, 12 July 2015

Owlzat ! ...............

3 Owls came in off at Whitburn Obs this morning. The Ozzie's were bowled out and we were bowled over when 3 Owls came in off this morning, 2 long eared and 1 shortie. I was joined by Saint and Magic Mark, Stevie Makem and Chivs, and Stoney was in the house.
The chat was lively on subjects as varied as posh folk, salmon and trout eaters, milfs and cougars and Gateshead birders
We saw shed loads of birds, this is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 12th July 04.50-10.00 SE1-2 early cloud then bright sun calm sea

Common Tern 25n 37s
04.55 White beaked Dolphin 5 and 1 juv nth
Sandwich Tern 8n 71s
Puffin 49n 21s
05.03 White beaked Dolphin another different 5 north
Common Scoter 250n 244s
Redshank 3s
Manxie 33n 1s
Arctic Tern 8n 71s
Ringed Plover 2s
Swift 56s
Black h Gull 9s
Whimbrel 3n 4s
Grey Heron 2n 2s
06.05 Black Tern n another Magic Mark gem
Porpoise 2s
Dunlin 2s
Red th Diver 3n
Little Tern 2s
Curlew 2n 9s
Little Gull 2s ads
Bar t Godwit 1n 3s
Common Gull 1n 3s
LBBGull 2s
08.20 Long eared Owl in off
09.00 Long eared Owl in off 2nd bird
Arctic Skua 1n
Siskin 1s
Teal 14s
09.30 Short eared Owl in off
09.35 White beaked Dolphin 1s