Saturday, 26 September 2015

In the Pink...

390 Pink feet went south past Whitburn Obs by 11.15 today along with a canny supporting cast. Yes Pinks are on the move just a trickle so far but great to have them back. The old team were back together with Saint and Magic Mark in, Pink Floyd and Hoggie arrived late. Keeping tabs on all the sightings wasn't easy, September is such a busy month we will miss it come December when things are quiet
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 26th September 06.45-10.45 SW1 cloud cover calm sea

Black h Gull 386n 65s
Common Gull 8n 16s
Eider 9n 2s
Curlew 3n 17s
Porpoise 2n
Shag 3n 21s
Red th Diver 23n 38s
Redpoll 22
Common Scoter 119n 23s
Wigeon 34n 2s
Balearic Shearwater 1n 07.05 1s 07.25
Pink footed Goose 390s
Siskin 2
Goosander 2n
Bonxie 4n
Little Gull 1n ad
Teal 31n 6s
Common Tern 10n
Arctic Skua 7n 3s
LBBGull 1n
Knot 2s
Sandwich Tern 5s
Puffin 1n
Fulmar 6n 6s
Pintail 6n
Red br Merganser 4n
Turnstone 6s
Shelduck 3s
Great n Diver 1s
Grey Heron 2n
Manxie 1n