Saturday, 23 April 2016

Dream on...

Cape Gannet, Sooty Tern and Surf Scoter were all discussed at Whitburn Obs this morning as we failed to see much of note. Chat turned to dream birds and dreaming of birds. It was a busy Obs with Magic Mark, Boy Wonder, Foss, Pink Floyd, and Stoney was in the house. Saint Mark was abroad again and lucky for him he missed nowt. We scrutinised every Gull, Tern and Duck but...
This is what we did see in order of appearance

Saturday 23rd April 05.20-10.30 NW2 part cloud

Gropper reeling
Common Gull 75n 76s
Fulmar 185n
Sandwich Tern 14n 89s
Black h Gull 5n 14s
Eider 5n 1s
Gannet 109n 17s
Common Scoter 6n
Red th Diver 2n 4s
Shelduck 2n 2s
Sand Martin 5n 2s
Tufted Duck 1s
Wigeon 6n
Crow 2n
LBBGull 1n
Common Tern 1s
Bottlenose Dolphin 2s 07.25 and back north 07.40
Goosander 1n
Dunlin 1n
Teal 2n
Shoveler 2n
Shag 1n
Puffin 1n
Red br Merganser 1n
Shelduck 2n 2s