Saturday, 18 July 2015

say hello wave goodbye.....

A Velvet Scoter and a mixed bag of waders was the best we could do past Whitburn Obs by 10am
Saint Mark joined me, if a little late, and we really did give it our best shot as we tried to find me an Obs year tick . At Spurn they had Honey Buzzard and Temminks, but Whitburn ain't Spurn. We enjoyed waving goodbye to our Swifts with our biggest count so far this year. Keep in mind that the vast majority go south behind us, so to get 105 south was good for us
This is what we did see in order of appearance

Saturday 18th July 04.50-10.00 WSW3 broken cloud

Swift 105s
Eider 8n
Common Gull 2n 9s
Puffin 18n 5s
Common Scoter 129n 23s
Sandwich Tern 16n 57s
Black h Gull 8n 24s
Redshank 42s
Manxie 2n
Porpoise 2
Red th Diver 1n
Velvet Scoter 1n
Common Tern 12n 12s
Arctic Tern 2n 2s
Turnstone 1s
Ringed Plover 1n 4s
Dunlin 8s
Curlew 5n 2s
Knot 11s
Golden Plover 17s
09.05 White beaked Dolphin 4 seen only briefly due to poor light from the bright sun reflecting on the water
Teal 3s
LBBGull 1s
Bar t Godwit 1s