Thursday, 3 September 2015

Right in the Balearics........

2 Balearic Shearwaters and a Long tailed Duck passed Whitburn Obs by 8 am today. Stoney was in the house and Pink Floyd looked like he'd been kicked in the Balearic's when we told him not one but two Balearic's had passed already, one of which lingered and landed on the sea in front of the obs.....
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 3rd September 05.50-10.00 NW3 mega heavy swell

Red th Diver 4n 3s
Common Gull 10n 2s
Fulmar 66n
Blue Fulmar 1n L
Black h Gull 28n 6s
Long tailed Duck 1n
Arctic Skua 20n 3s
Curlew 5n
Velvet Scoter 1n
Sandwich Tern 19n 2s
Redshank 1s
Dunlin 1n
Wigeon 18n
Little Gull 4n
Pom Skua 1n
Manxie 2n 1s
Balearic Shearwater 2n 06.50 and 07.05
Eider 1s
Teal 1n
Common Tern 3n
Common Scoter 1n
Tufted Duck 1n