Saturday, 16 April 2016

April showers...

Little Gull and 4 Blue Fulmars passed Whitburn Obs by 10.30. I was joined by Magic Mark, Boy Wonder, Chinchinery, and Stoney was in the house. Yes we had April showers, rain showers, sleet showers and snow showers however we were not showered in quality. The birding was lacking a bit of qulity for a northerly tho the Long tailed Ducks were mega and stole the show
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 16th April 05.40-10.30 NNW3-4 rain,sleet,snow,broken cloud

Gropper reeling 05.40
Common Gull 57n 8s
Gannet 79n 5s
Kittiwake 1130n
Fulmar 454n
Eider 10n 4s
Sandwich Tern 9n 99s
Red th Diver 1n 3s
Shag 2n
Common Scoter 4n 1s
Blue Fulmar 4n (2xL,2xD)
Canada Goose 2n 1s
Goldeneye 3n
Little Gull 1s ad
Red br Merganser 1s
Pied Wagtail 1s
Black h Gull 1n 2s
LBBGull 1n
Long tailed Duck 2n pr
Grey Heron1s