Monday, 14 December 2015

Another one bites the dust.....

3 species of Diver passed Whitburn Obs by 10.15 today. 4 Red throated, 1 Black throated and most importantly 2 Great Northern. That brings the total number of Great Northern Divers recorder past Whitburn Obs this year to 103. This beats the previous best of 102 in 2007, like i say another one bites the dust. And still plenty of time left this year for more.Only myself in this morning but it turned into a decent watch despite the conditions. The wind dropped for a while and mist made distant birds difficult to see. This is what i saw in order of appearance

Monday 14th December 07.55-10.15 SSW2 some mist, cloud cover calm sea

Black h Gull 3n 35s
Common Gull 8n 26s
Fulmar 7n 2s
Gannet 11n 2s
Shelduck 1n 3s
Curlew 1n 30s
Red th Diver 3n 1s
Great Northern Diver 1n (08.15) 1s (08.55)
Common Scoter 7n
Dunlin 1s
Shag 2s
Teal 12s
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Porpoise 1s
Wigeon 3s
Goldeneye 3s
Grey Heron 1n
Pink footed Goose 180s
Fieldfare 3 landed on the obs wall
Black throated Diver 1n (10.00)