Sunday, 13 March 2016


Whooper Swan and Snow Bunting passed Whitburn Obs 9.45 this morning. The usual crowd were in and Stoney was in the house. We had a good selection of birds and most importantly 2 year ticks for me. The Snow Bunting was a pull back and Stock Dove, a very scarce bird from the obs, was my 100'th bird of the year. The mist today encouraged us all to leave early. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 13th March 06.05-09.45 S1 mist

Eider 2n 15s
Fulmar 194n
Red th Diver 12n 3s
Common Gull 17n 25s
Black h Gull 11n 5s
Gannet 15n
Pied Wagtail 3n 3s
Shelduck 6n 2s
Grey Wagtail 1n
Red br Merganser 3n
Shag 8n
Common Scoter 6n 5s
Dunlin 4s
Greylag Goose 2n 3s
Great crested Grebe 2n
Goosander 3n
Sky Lark 2s
Whooper Swan 1n
Turnstone 10n
LBBGull 1n
Snow Bunting 1s
Canada Goose 2s
Porpoise 1n
Purple Sandpiper 1n
Ringed Plover 3s
Teal 2s
Redshank 1s
Stock Dove 1n
Iceland Gull juv went north at 07.30 per Fos, it flew over the obs