Sunday, 31 January 2016

Auk city.....

3 Puffins went north past Whitburn Obs this morning by 10.30 along with a general auk movement north. We didn't see much else of note but enjoyed the calm sea and good watching conditions
My Obs list ended up on 87 for January with today's Purple Sandpiper. Its up on the same time last year, only disappointment is no Glaucous Gull yet after a hat full at the end of last year
This is what we saw today in order of appearance

Sunday 31st January 07.30-10.30 SW2 cloud cover calm sea

Black h Gull 13n 34s
Common Gull 4n 86s
Red th Diver 11n 5s
Eider 3n 3s
Scan Herring Gull 2n 2s
Shag 1n 4s
Porpoise 1s
Golden Plover 168s
Kittiwake 3n 6s
Razorbill 19n 4s
Puffin 3n
Guillemot 219n
Cormorant 1s
Gannet 3n 3s
Common Scoter 4n 1s
Purple Sandpiper 2s