Friday, 21 August 2015

May all of your Terns be black.......

Spotted Redshank and 3 Whimbrel went south past Whitburn Obs this morning on another good day for wader passage. The Spot Shank was another Obs year tick bringing the list to circa 146. Stoney was in the house and we did our best to find a Black Tern after yesterdays record passage at Hartlepool but to no avail. Light conditions were difficult with the heavy cloud and the heat haze was unreal. This is what we did manage to see in order of appearance

Friday 21st August 05.30-07.30 S2 poor light and heat haze

Teal 86n 48s
Common Tern 2n 95s
Common Scoter 39n 13s
Black h Gull 19s
Sandwich Tern 14s
Common Gull 1s
Oyster Catcher 11s
Golden Plover 4s
Whimbrel 3s
Sanderling 25s
Redshank 1n
Spotted Redshank 1s
Knot 2n 7s
Wigeon 3n
Dunlin 22s
Turnstone 3s
Red th Diver 2s
Swallow 12s
Ringed Plover 3s