Monday, 7 September 2015

Pom's, Sooty's, still no ..........

Red necked Grebe and Roseate Tern passed Whitburn Obs today amongst a host of quality birds. Magic Mark was back to catch the last day of the northerlies, i joined him on the last day of my long weekend and Stoney was in the house. I can see i am going to enjoy this semi retirement, 4 days off 3 at work ,canny. Hoggie made an earlier than usual appearance but sadly did not catch up with a Long tail for his year tick. This is what we saw in order of appearance, sort of

Monday 7th September 06.00-11.30 N2 cloud cover, calm sea

Wigeon 21n
Eider 5s
Sooty Shearwater 18n
Redshank 15n 5s
Black h Gull 108n 15s
Curlew 1n 2s
Manxie 17n
Shelduck 2n
Red th Diver 12n 8s
Bonxie 13n
Arctic Skua 61n 8s
Common Scoter 68n
Dunlin 4n
Common Tern119n 8s
Whimbrel 1s
Porpoie 1
Gadwall 1n
Gannet 1800n circa
Grey Wagtail 1s
Sandwich Tern 17n 15s
Turnstone 1n
Peregrine 1n
Teal 108n
Common Gull 5n 3s
Pom Skua 3n ads
Shag 3n 12s
Roseate Tern 1 feeding off shore
Little Gull 8n 3s
Arctic Tern 2n
Velvet Scoter
Puffin 3n
Red necked Grebe 1n
Mallard 3n
Fulmar 85n
Swallow 42n