Friday, 25 March 2016

Good Friday ?

Med Gull passed Whitburn Obs by 09.45 this morning. Magic and Saint Mark joined me but we didn't last as long as we would have liked with bright sun in our faces making viewing difficult. The 2nd summer Med Gull was our best bird, i called it as a possible Med but was struggling to id it in poor light but Magic Mark soon put me right.We had hoped for more but it wasnt a Good Friday, Its cloudy and southerly tomorrow....
Skinny Dipper was a late arrival but too late for the watch. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 25th March 05.35-09.45 W1-2 bright sun

Black h Gull 21n 6s
Red th Diver 3n 5s
Common Scoter 13n 22s
Curlew 16n
Mipit 8s
Eider 8n 5s
Alba Wagtail 10n
Common Gull 35n 14s
Shag 1n 1s
Wigeon 2n 1s
Carrion Crow 35n
Canada Goose 2n
Shelduck 1n 5s
Jackdaw 2s
Purple Sandpiper 1n
Dunlin 3n
Ringed Plover 2n
Porpoise 1
Med Gull 1s 2nd sum