Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Green for go....

3 Pom, 5 Arctic and 2 Great Skuas passed Whitburn Obs by 7.40 this morning but sadly no Long tail for me yet. Stoney was in the house and it was an interesting watch, you always felt anything could happen and it did when a Green Sandpiper went south to get my Obs list on the move again. That's four ticks in as many days.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday19th August 05.30-07.40 SW1-2 full cloud cover till we left, heavy swell

Black h Gull 2n 2s
Manxie 11n
Common Gull 2n 3s
Arctic Skua 4n 1s
Teal 6n
Pom Skua 3n
Whimbrel 6s
Common Scoter 17n
Arctic Tern 1n
Shag 1n
Eider 1n 2s
Sandwich Tern 19n 11s
Common Tern 20n 9s
Velvet Scoter 1s
Med Gull 1s 2nd sum
Sparrowhawk 1s
Bonxie 2n
Red th Diver 1n
Green Sandpiper 1s
Wheatear one on the way back to car