Sunday, 10 January 2016

Bird race mayhem....

1 Little Auk and 5 Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs by 10.45 today. I was joined by Saint Mark ,Boy Wonder and Stevie Thunder, the Birtley Bishop put in his annual appearance. Its South Tyneside bird race day today and hoards of them arrived hoping for race ticks, but not much was passing although Little and Med Gull would have been a bonus for them. Then just as quick as they appeared they left us to peace and quiet.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 10th January 07.50-10.45 SW2 cloud cover

Kittiwake 1n 1s
Common Gull 296s
Black h Gull 25n 880s
Scan Herring Gull 5s
Med Gull 2s ads
Shag 4s
Red th Diver 6n 18s
Eider 1n 3s
Little Gull 1n 5s
Fulmar 2n 8s
Gannet 1n 9s
Rock Pipit 1s
Common Scoter 2n 2s
Porpoise 1n 1s
Sanderling 1s
Shelduck 1n
Great crested Grebe 1 on sea
Little Auk 1n
Goldeneye 1s