Sunday, 1 November 2015

Moving Swiftly On......

Black throated Diver and 3 Lapland Buntings passed Whitburn Obs this morning. No time to bask in the glory of Pallid Swift from the Obs yesterday, loads of birds were moving today as well and the Lapland Buntings were an Obs year tick bringing the total so far to 166. That is one short of last year and two short of a new record with two month to go....
Magic Mark joined me and Stoney was in the house, this is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 1st November 06.40-11.15 SW2 sun and mist

Black h Gull 77n 88s
Common Gull2n 14s
Brent Goose 2n db
Red th Diver 13n 18s
Common Scoter 20n
Eider 14n 6s
Pochard 1n 1s
Teal 27n 6s
Dunlin 1n
Wigeon 7s
Shelduck 7n
Siskin 1s
Knot 1s
Whooper Swan 40s
Red br Merganser 3n
Little Gull 5s
Shag 1n 16s
08.40 Great northern Diver 2n
Pink footed Goose 80n 345s
08.50 Black th Diver 1n
09.05 Short eared Owl in/off
Heron 1s
Med Gull 1s ad
09.45 Lapland Bunting 3s
Porpoise 3n
Lapwing 28s
Bullfinch still