Monday, 25 April 2016

Calm before the storm....

Marsh Harrier went south past Whitburn Obs this morning on a quiet sea watch. Stoney was in the house and we did our best not to fall asleep. My second Marsh Harrier of the year was a bonus but well distant.
Conditions were very calm but we could see the storm coming from the north and just got to our cars as the rain started. Am going back later to enjoy the gale force winds and see if they blow anything my way
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 25th April 05.20-09.00

Gropper reeling by obs
Common Gull 65n 137s
Sandwich Tern 14n 34s
Arctic Tern 2n 1s
Gannet 168n 23s
Teal 2s
Red th Diver 1n 5s
Black h Gull 4n 6s
Eider 11n 7s
Carrion Crow 10n
Shag 2n
Sand Martin 3n 1s
Dunlin 3n
Ringed Plover 2n
House Martin 1n
Swallow 1n
Common Tern 2n
Marsh Harrier 1s 07.55
Whimbrel 1n
Pied Wagtail 1n