Monday, 2 November 2015

The fog in the obs is all mine all mine.......

25 Whoopers and 2 Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs by 10.30 today. When i sat down looking into the fog i wasn't sure it was worth staying, then i heard what sounded like a large number of Whoopers going south calling but for the life of me i couldn't see them. Thankfully the fog cleared for a while and i did manage to see another 2 groups going south. Stoney was in the house and we had an interesting chat about a Snow Goose that was seen flying south with Pinkfeet yesterday. I don't understand Northumberland birders politics and don't want to but would expect the news to be put out as we would from the obs, and will continue to do. I don't have facebook on my phone but do have all the usual bird info sources. We saw nothing.
Hoggie joined us with bins only which he regretted.

This is what we saw before dashing off to Quarry Lane.

Monday 2nd November SW1-2 fog clearing

Whooper Swan 25s (12 and 13)
Mallard 2n 3s
Common Gull 5n 28s
Black h Gull 20n 134s
Redshank 2s
Common Scoter 22n
Eider 3n 2s
Skylark 2s
Red th Diver 3s
Lapwing 1s
Golden Plover 25s
Turnstone 1n 1s
Bonxie 1 on sea
Little Gull 2s juvs