Monday, 21 March 2016

Sawbills bite back....

4 Red breasted Merganser's and 2 Pintail were my best past Whitburn Obs in 3 hours this morning. It was a quiet winter for Mergansers with its cousin the Goosander being seen more often. 10 in the last 8 days shows spring passage is well under way for this attractive duck
It was another quiet watch and this is what i saw in order of appearance

Monday 21st March 05.55-09.00 early cloud then broken

Fulmar 40n
Gannet 16n 1s
Common Gull 31n 9s
Common Scoter 6n 18s
Black h Gull 36n 16s
Red Br Merganser 4n (3 dr)
Eider 12n 9s
Curlew 4n
LBBGull 1n
Shag 2n 2s
Pintail 2n
Pied Wagtail 4n
Red th Diver 1n
Turnstone 1n
Heron 1n
Redshank 1n
Ringed Plover 1n
Great spotted Woodpecker 1 seen from obs mound