Sunday, 11 October 2015

Pom Pom Pom.......

3 Pom Skuas 16 Bonxies and 8 Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs by 11.10 this morning. It was another fun filled watch with both Marks with me to enjoy it, we saw shed loads of birds but the star prize went to the cracking adult pale phase Pom Skua. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 11th October 07.00-11.10 SE2 cloud cover

Common Gull 190n 3s
Sparrowhawk 1s
Wigeon 240n 7s
Shelduck 5n
Curlew 7n 2s
Common Scoter 65n 25s
Black h Gull 195n 3s
Eider 14n 1s
Velvet Scoter 5n
Red br Merganser 5n 1s
Pom Skua 2n 1s int ad and imm north, adult south
Red th Diver 11n 18s
Arctic Skua 6n 1s
Tufted Duck 4n
Teal 4n 4s
Brent Goose 1n db
Bonxie 8n 8s
Porpoise 2
Fulmar 2n 1s
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Little Gull 8n
Turnstone 5s
Kingfisher 1 feeding on rocks below obs again
Goldcrest 3 in/off
Skylark 6 in/off
Great crested Grebe 1s
Redshank 1s

As we left a short shower dropped in loads of Crests, and Saint Mark found a Firecrest
Back tomorrow for more, i love this 3 day week lark