Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Calm before the storm...

3 Bonxies and a Med Gull passed Whitburn Obs by 11 today. It was like a Christmas party with Stevie Makem, Pink Floyd, Unlucky Dave and Walter all in today. Birds were moving, maybe making the most of the calm before storm Frank tomorrow.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 29th December 07.55-11.00 S3-4 cloud cover then broken

Black h Gull 2n 462s
Common Gull 4n 103s
Eider 17n 7s
Med Gull 1s ad
Goldeneye 4n 5s
Scan Herring Gull 3s
Fulmar 13n 7s
Turnstone 2n 2s
Gannet 13n 21s
Kittiwake 3n 3s
Red th Diver 12n 3s
Wigeon 3n 6s
Shag 4n 8s
Common Scoter 4n 43s
Teal 4n 2s
Shelduck 2n 17s
Curlew 2n
Bonxie 3n
Tufted Duck 1s