Saturday, 2 January 2016

Blue for boys....

18 Little Auks and 3 Blue Fulmars passed Whitburn Obs by 11.30 this morning. The Fulmars were close inshore as they flew south giving superb views. Magic and Saint Mark were in early but Boy Wonder beat the lot of us in today. We didn't see loads of birds in the stormy conditions but enjoyed the spectacle, this is what we did see in order of appearance

Saturday 2nd January 07.55-11.30 SE3-4 rough sea, rain

San Herring Gull 2s
Black h Gull 2n 28s
Common Gull 2n 8s
Gannet 4n 22s
Eider 8n 7s
Fulmar 262s
Red th Diver 2n
Turnstone 2s
Bonxie 1n 1s
Little Gull 1n 7s inc 2 1st w
Common Scoter 5n 3s
Little Auk 7n 11s
Kittiwake 7n 15s
Shag 1s
Guillimot 2n 9s
Rock Pipit 1s
Cormorant 1n
Blue Fulmar 3s (D,L,L)
Golden Plover 3s
Wigeon 4n 2s
Ringed Plover 1s
Shelduck 2s
Sparrowhawk 1n
Porpoise 1
Teal 27s