Friday, 13 November 2015

Somewhere over the rainbow.....

2 Black throated and 5 Great northern Divers passed Whitburn Obs by 11.05 today along with a fantastic supporting cast. Magic Mark joined me and Stoney was in the house for a busy sea watch.It had  everything except maybe the bird we dared to dream for... Pallid Harrier as we looked out through two rainbows..
Bird of the watch was one of the Great northerns in full sum plum still, it gave stunning views
The doc and polly popped in and this is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 13th November 06.55-11.05 SW4 broken cloud

Black h Gull 49n 104s
Curlew circa 50n from the roost
Common Gull 43s
Little Gull 1s
Black th Diver 1n 1s (different birds and all over by 07.05)
Red th Diver 20n 35s
Eider 6s
Red necked Grebe 1n
Turnstone 3n 5s
Common Scoter 31n 1s
Great northern Diver 1n 4s
Golden Plover 750s
Goldeneye 1n
Goosander 1n
Pink footed Goose 350s
Redshank 1n
Kittiwake 2n 1s
Velvet Scoter 1n 2s
Scan Herring Gull 4s
Arctic Skua 1n
Whooper Swan 8s
Grey Heron 1n 1s
Wigeon 5n
Arctic Tern 1s
Kingfisher still about