Sunday, 8 November 2015

the long and short of it....

17 Bonxies passed Whitburn Obs by 10.40 today. Magic Mark joined me as usual and later Boy Wonder made a rare appearance. We had a good selection of birds and the Bonxie total was our 2nd highest of the year. I only need one more species to set a new Obs year list record and when a Snipe went north i was hoping for Jack...but it had a long bill.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 8th November 07.00-10.40 SSW3 then 3-4

Eider 4n 4s
Scan Herring Gull 5s
Common Scoter 12n 12s
Goosander 4s
Red th Diver 7n 13s
Black h Gull 13n 83
Common Gull 6n 56s
Grey Heron 4s
Turnstone 1s
Manxie 1n
Bonxie 14n 3s
Curlew 3s
Kittiwake 8n 3s
Little Gull 2n 9s
Great n Diver 1s
Redshank 3s
Golden Plover 585s
Arctic Skua 1n
Whooper Swan 7s
Goldeneye 1n 1s
Velvet Scoter 3n
Knot 1s
Pink footed Goose 130n
Snipe 1n