Saturday, 12 September 2015

Everythings coming up Rosies.....

3 Roseate Terns went south past Whitburn Obs in 4 hours this morning. The weather is wild with a strong south easterly and rain and hopefully later it will be dripping with migrants. 4 Wheatear dropping out of the sky were a taster.  But the place to be first thing was the Obs, cosy and dry and loads of birds passing.Common Sandpiper was a new obs tick, but the stars of the show were a family of 3 Roseate Terns flying south into the wind close inshore..........
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 12th September 06.10-10.10 SE3-4 rain

Common Scoter 87n 5s
Bonxie 4n 1s
Pintail 2s
Shoveler 1s
Curlew 15n 2s
Black h Gull 4n 22s
Common Gull 4n 5s
Wigeon 15n 3s
Tufted Duck 1n 1s
Teal 44n 45s
Puffin 2n
Common Tern 4s
Arctic Skua 9n 4s
Red th Diver 3n 2s
Sooty Shearwater 1s
Common Sandpiper 4s
Grey Heron 2n
Velvet Scoter 1n 1s
Manxie 1n
Sandwich Tern 2n
Eider 1n 1s
Little Gull 1s
Wheatear 4
Arctic Tern 2s
Roseate Tern 3s 1 juv
Swallow 2n