Saturday, 6 February 2016

Having a Lark......

A Shorelark went south past Whitburn Obs by 10 0'clock this morning, it was another quiet and uneventful sea watch. It was so ordinary yesterday i didn't bother with my blog. Conditions were good but few birds are about so when Boy Wonder called a Lark south being hotly pursued by Gulls we were onto it in a flash and yes we are having a Shorelark. The usual suspects were present and Skinny Dipper was a year tick
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 6th February 07.20-10.00 S2-3 cloud cover

Common Gull 1n 51s
Black h Gull
GBBGull 320s
Scan Herring Gull 16s
Cormorant 9s
Shag 4n 4s
Eider 5n
Sanderling 1s
Red th Diver 3n 2s
Oyster Catcher 1n
Kittiwake 3n 6s
Gannet 1n 7s
Curlew 4n
Shorelark 1s 08.15
Goldeneye 1s
Turnstone 1n
Razorbill 4s
Porpoise 3
Shelduck 2s
Common Scoter 6n