Saturday, 1 August 2015

No (R)Egrets........

6 Little Gulls a Velvet Scoter and no Egrets passed Whitburn Obs by 10.45 this morning. We knew the Great White Egret had gone north over Harlepool, thanks for the news guys, and waited for it, a mega Obs tick. It never came and we soon heard it was at Boldon Flats. I was joined by Saint and Magic Mark this morning and later by Pink Floyd and Desperate Den. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 1st August 05.05-10.45 SW2 broken cloud

Whimbrel 3n 10s
Common Tern 37n 14s
Teal 27n 4s
Black h Gull 11n 4s
Curlew 13n
Sandwich Tern 33n 15s
Arctic Tern 160n 4s
Little Gull 4n ads 2s ad and 1st sum
Common Scoter 619n 42s
Common Gull 2n 3s
LBBGull 1s
Manx Shearwater 27n 2s
Velvet Scoter 1n
Puffin 13n
Porpoise 1
Shoveler 5n 2s
Dunlin 1n 16s
Knot 3s
Ringed Plover 5s
Redshank 1n 1s
Kestrel 1s
Swift 1n
Sanderling 6s
Mallard 2n
Siskin 2s
Med Gull 1s 2nd sum
Bar tailed Godwit 1s