Friday, 8 January 2016

Nice ice baby....

Iceland Gull, Black throated Diver and Med Gull passed Whitburn Obs by 11 am today. Unlucky Dave joined me mid watch and was lucky to see the Black throat as it went south close inshore. It was a much better watch than i expected with loads of gulls going south close inshore. I was mainly looking with bins to check the gulls which is how i saw the Iceland, so who knows what went past further out. Red throated Divers started to move south with 20 being the largest group, was a super watch. My obs year list hit the heady heights of 62
This is what passed in order of appearance

Friday 8th January 07.55-11.00 SW2 cloud cover rain later

Common Gull 370s
Black h Gull 4n 772s
Eider 2n 8s
Little Gull 5s inc 1 1stw
Red th Diver 2n 81s
Scan H Gull 5s
Goldeneye 2n 1s
08.20 Iceland Gull 1s adult
Cormarant 8s
Mallard 2s
Shag 21s
Shelduck 1s
Fulmar 3n 6s
Curlew 1s
Common Scoter 1s
Golden Plover 2s
Great crested Grebe 1s
Little Auk 1n
Black th Diver 1s
Gannet 1s
Med Gull 1s ad
Brent Goose 5n db