Saturday, 3 October 2015

Obs year list still on track...

Great northern Diver and 2 Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs by 10 am this morning. Saint Mark joined me and we had to work hard for our birds with little wind and misty conditions. This is what we saw in order of appearance.

Saturday 3rd October 06.55-10.05 W1 fog/mist early on but clearing

Black h Gull 148n 90s
Common Gull 14n 8s
Lapwing 4n 13s
Curlew 7n
Common Scoter 14n
Goosander 4n
Eider 7s
Great n Diver 1n
Red th Diver 5n 11s
Teal 22n
Fulmar 3n
Wigeon 20n
Manxie 2n
Shag 9s
Sandwich Tern 6s
LBBGull 1s
Little Gull 2n ad and juv
Shoveler 5n
Pintail 1n

I put in 3 hours yesterday as well with similar results but a Mute Swan flew south then north again an Obs year tick. That brings my year list to 155 so far. I managed 161 species in 2013 and 167 in 2014 so I'm on track for a 160 plus total