Sunday, 18 October 2015

OBP on the OYL........

6 Little Gulls and a Pom Skua passed Whitburn Obs by 11.30 this morning.We still have the northerly but it was a lot quieter than yesterday. The early morning Olive-backed Pipit was a mega addition to my Obs year list, many thanks to Magic Mark. We had an unexpected visitor when Skinny Dipper turned up, and yes she had been skinny dipping early morning in our uplands, she managed to get two lifers on today's watch.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 18th October 07.15-11.30 NE3 cloud cover

Eider 5s
Fulmar 2n
Olive-backed Pipit 1s
Snow Bunting 1s
Red th Diver 2n 9s
Common Scoter 25n 7s
Mallard 2n 2s
Bonxie 6n
Manxie 2n
Goldeneye 1n 3s
Little Gull 6n
Porpoise 3n
Long tailed Duck 1n
Wigeon 17n 9s
Sooty Shearwater 6n
Arctic Skua 1n juv
Curlew 1n
Sparrowhawk 1n
Puffin 1n
Tufted Duck 2n
Redshank 1n
Pom Skua 1n