Sunday, 17 January 2016

Tickety Boom.....

Great northern Diver and 2 Puffins passed Whitburn Obs by 11 today. I was joined by Magic and Saint Mark and Boy Wonder. It was a lovely morning on the coast with none of the forecast mist and fog . Things were a bit quiet but my obs year list had a boost with 5 new birds taking it to 80, Blackcap was the star bird
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 17th January 07.45-11.00 NW2 broken cloud

Common Gull 14n 45s
Black h Gull 13n 40s
Grey Heron 2s
Red th Diver 35n 6s
Fulmar 86n
Eider 2n 2s
Golden Plover 2s
Shag 1n 1s
Wigeon 3n
Cormarant 6n 3s
Common Scoter 6n 1s
Porpoise 2s
Puffin 2n
Goldeneye 2n
Knot 11n
Dunlin 1n
Grey Wagtail 1s
Great northern Diver 1n