Sunday, 6 September 2015

Pom's, Sooty' Long Tails

4 Pom Skuas, a Balearic Shearwater and 19 Sooty,s passed Whitburn Obs by 10am today.It was a little more civilised after than yesterdays packed house and i was joined by Saint Mark, Stevie Thunder, Aggie Birder and the Birtley Bishop. Stoney was in the house
Our sea watching mantra is Poms, Sooty's,Long tails, today we didn't manage all three but had shed loads of birds
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 6th September 05.50-10.00 W2 broken cloud and moderate swell

Curlew 37n
Common Scoter25n
Manxie 43n
Black h Gull 72n 14s
Sandwich Tern 41n 8s
Common Gull 21n 2s
Red th Diver 18n 6s
Eider 7s
Common Tern 55n 39s
Sooty Shearwater 19n
Redshank 24n
Dunlin 6n
Arctic Skua 2n 9s
Teal 131n
Goldeneye 2n 1s
Arctic Tern 3n
Wigeon 47n
Mallard 3n
Puffin 1n
Knot 17n 1s
Golden Plover 2n
Little Gull 4n 2s
Wheatear 2
Whimbrel 1s
Shag 14n 4s
Balearic Shearwater 1n
Pintail 9n
Pom Skua 4n
Ringed Plover 1n
Bonxie 3n
Peregrine 1n
Swallow 2s
Sanderling 8n
Kestrel 1n