Sunday, 13 December 2015

Slipin and a slidin........

Black throated Diver and 2 Velvet Scoter passed Whitburn Obs by 11 this morning. I nearly didnt make it in today when i hit black ice early this morning as i left my house, but it proved well worth the effort as we had a memorable watch.
Magic and Saint Mark joined me with Hoggie and Walter later.
I was in the Obs on Friday and Saturday but it was very ordinary with no news worth blogging about
Today was a differant story, this is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 13th December 07.50-11.00 WNW 2 cloud cover

Black h Gull 13n 70s
Eider 6s
Common Scoter 2n 3s
Gannet 15n 6s
Common Gull 15n 84s
Red th Diver 12n 12s
Fulmar 13n 1s
Shag 4n 13s
Curlew 1s
Scan Herring Gull 2s
Black th Diver 1n 08.38
Goldeneye 3n
Pink footed Goose 18s
Med Gull 1s ad
Bonxie 1s
Razorbill 1n
Velvet Scoter 2n
Great n Diver 1s
Grey Heron 1n
Turnstone 1s
Kittiwake 1n
Great crested Grebe 1s
Short eared Owl 1 hunting the country park