Sunday, 19 July 2015

Whitburn hit by wave of waders....

492 Redshank passed Whitburn Obs by 11 am this morning smashing the previous best day total of 187 set in August 2012, and giving us one of the best East Coast totals in modern times
Saint and Magic Mark were in attendance along with Stevie Thunder to enjoy our wave of waders.
Still no Green or spot shank for my obs year list but it was all about the wave
This is what we saw today in order of appearance

Sunday 19th July 04.45-11.00 S1-2 then 2-3 cloud cover and rain

Curlew 7n 2s
Redshank 14n 478s
Common Scoter 143n 3s
Porpoise 4-5
Black h Gull 11n 8s
Sandwich Tern 14n 630s
Manxie 6n 2s
Knot 99s
Common Tern 9n 37s
Arctic Tern 15n 29s
Teal 4n
Puffin 68n 7s
Black tailed Godwit 37s
Sanderling 66s
Swift 6s
Dunlin 153s
Red th Diver 2n 3s
Common Gull 1n 1s
Ringed Plover 2s
Turnstone 5n 3s
Little Gull 2s ads
Whimbrel 1n 2s
LBBGull 1s
Eider 3n