Sunday, 27 September 2015

Whitburn Obs Mix Up.......

13 Brent Geese and 50 Pink feet passed the Obs by 10.10 today. On a westerly wind with poor visibility and bright sun we had little hope, add to that Magic Mark was hope
Saint Mark beat me in and we had a right melee of birds. Not much headline stuff but this is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 27th September 06.35-10.10 W1-2 poor visibility with mist early on then bright sun

Eider 17n
Heron 1n
Common Scoter 221n
Curlew 19n
Teal 70n
Red th Diver 12n 17s
Shag 2n 2s
Black h Gull 425n 127s
Shoveler 1n
Wigeon 142n 2s
Arctic Tern 2n
Merlin 1n
Common Gull 16n 20s
Fulmar 16s
Peregrine 1n it was up and down a lot
Goldcrest 1
Sanderling 1n 1s
Goosander 2s
Meadow Pipits 26s
Common Tern 3n 2s
Shelduck 4n
Redpoll 3n
Velvet Scoter 2n
Siskin 1s
Sandwich Tern 2s
Kestrel 1s
Red br Merganser 1n

Pink footed Goose 50s
Arctic Skua 2n
Manx Shearwater 1n
Mallard 1n
Dunlin 1s
Brent Goose 13n pb

Beat that Seaham Birder, tho i could do with your Coal Tits for my Obs list