Friday, 22 January 2016

You can't always get what you want.......

A single Little Auk went south past Whitburn by 11am but little else of note. The forecast rain thankfully didn't arrive and the brisk southerly encouraged birds to move. My target bird was Glaucous Gull i still haven't had one this year. Lots of large gulls were going south close inshore for the first hour but as the Stones said you cant always...
Hoggie joined me and this is what we saw

Friday 22nd January 07.50-11.00 S3 cloud cover
Common Gull 1n 133s
Black h Gull 156s
Red th Diver 3n 11s
Eider 10n 2s
Curlew 4n 5s
Shag 2n 3s
Cormorant 2n 2s
Common Scoter 4s
Guillemot 504s
Little Auk 1s
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Fulmar 103s
Razorbill 3s
Gannet 3s
Golden Plover 49s
Kittiwake 6s
Dunlin 2s
Rock Pipit 1s
Porpoise 1n