Sunday, 24 April 2016


Blue Fulmar and a Manxie passed Whitburn Obs by 09.30 this morning. Magic Mark and Foss joined me and Stoney was in the house. Boy Wonder was AWOL enjoying the latest edition to his family, congrats Ross. It was more of the same again today but with better light except for a bit of proper wader passage early on before the cloud broke
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 24th April 05.20-09.30 NW2-3 full cloud cover early on then broken

Gropper 1 reeling
Gannet 191n 22s
Common Gull 136n 42s
Fulmar 356n
Eider 2n 4s
Common Scoter 3n 4s
Red th Diver 4n 3s
Black h Gull 5n 1s
Arctic Tern 2n 1s
Bottlenose Dolphin 2s 06.00
Puffin 4n 1s
Turnstone 15n
Sandwich Tern 2n 143s
Sand Martin 1n
Teal 2n
LBBGull 1n
Whimbrel 3n
Shelduck 1n
Manx Shearwater 1n
Swallow 1n
Pied Wagtail 2n
Shag 1s
Curlew 1n
Golden Plover 1n
Sanderling 12n
Wigeon 2n
Blue Fulmar 1n