Saturday, 16 January 2016

Tempting fate....

Red necked Grebe and 2 Great northern Divers passed Whitburn Obs by 10am this morning. The full team were in and i had to leave early on Grandad Taxi duty, what would i miss.....
Thankfully Saint Mark had already called the close Red necked Grebe before i left to keep my obs list ticking over. Last year i left the obs early and a Black Guilli went past, agghhh, and these guys enjoy making you pay. Friends! i was tempting fate alright.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 16th January NW2-3

Black h Gull 99n 71s
Common Gull 122n 219s
Fulmar 85n
Curlew 35s
Redshank 1n
Eider 9n 2s
Turnstone 1n
Cormorant 2n
Red th Diver 3n 2s
Gannet 4n
Goldeneye 1n
Med Gull 1s ad
Shag 2n 3s
Velvet Scoter 1n
Red necked Grebe 1n
Great northern Divers 2n
Porpoise 2
Wigeon 1n
Little Auk 1n
Kittiwake 1n

Yesterday i missed my blog but this is what i saw Friday 15th January 07.55-10.30
Common Gull 108m 60s
Black h Gull 178n 92s
Common Scoter 1n
Fulmar 13n
Goldeneye 1s
Red th Diver 2n
Shag 6s
Cormorant 2n 5s
Golden Plover18s
Woodcock 1n
Kittiwake 2n
Little Auk 1n
Great n Diver 1n
Scan Herring Gull 1n 2s
Med Gull 1s ad
Curlew 2n