Sunday, 4 October 2015

Bandits at 3 o'clock.......

Sooty Shearwater and a Great northern Diver passed Whitburn by 10am today. It was one of those days when the Ducks were coming at you from all directions due to the mist and low cloud. Add to that a few decent birds and you've got a canny sea watch
Saint Mark joined me as normal and this is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 4th October 06.55-10.05 W1-2 mist, low cloud

Eider 6n 11s
Common Gull 61n 17s
Sparrowhawk 1s
Curlew 23n
Goldcrest 1 flew into Obs
Black h Gull 105n 63s
Wigeon 229n 6s
Teal 100n
Common Scoter 44n
Mad Gull 1n ad
Great northern Diver 1n
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Shag 1n 5s
Lapwing 33s
Pied Wagtail 2s
Little Gull 1s ad
Red th Diver 4s
Fulmar 2n
Peregrine 1s juv
Turnstone 1s
Dunlin 2n
Sooty Shearwater 1s
Great crested Grebe 1n
Porpoise 1