Monday, 5 October 2015

Doc brings a Spoonful......

Black throated Diver and 4 Long tailed Ducks went south past Whitburn Obs by 10.30 this morning. It had started a mediocre watch and i was about to pack in with Arctic Skua my best bird when i saw the Doc and Poppy heading for the Obs. They brought a change of luck which was just the medicine i needed. In the end we had so much quality it was hard to choose the best birds but the Long tailed Ducks took the prize for passing under our noses not once but twice. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 5th October 06.55-10.30 SE3 cloud mist rain

Kestrel 1s
Redwing a few were about an Obs year tick
Black h Gull 41n 69s
Wigeon 79n 4s
Eider 12n
Curlew 7n
Common Gull 67n 5s
Shag 2s
Red th Diver 7n 3s
Teal 16n 66s
Common Scoter 17n 30s
Fulmar 2n 4s
Arctic Skua 1n
Peregrine 1s
Golden Plover 130s
Doc and Poppy arrive
Red br Merganser 2n
Bonxie 2n
Brent Goose 4n pb
Black th Diver 1s
Long tailed Duck 4n 4s  2pr
Sooty Shearwater 1n
Barnacle Goose 89n
Grey Wagtail 1s

Doc and Poppy can call anytime they like if they bring luck like that