Friday, 29 April 2016

Four seasons in one day...

9 Arctic Terns and a Blue Fulmar passed Whitburn Obs by 10 this morning. Magic Mark joined me and later Pink Floyd. At times the weather was like mid winter and then like spring no wonder the newly arrived Whitethroat outside the Obs didn't know whether to sing or not.
This is what we saw this morning in order of appearance

Friday 29th April 05.15-10.00 WNW2 rain,sleet, snow, bright sun....

Eider 7n 5s
Common Gull 283n 142s
Sandwich Tern 11n 217s
Black h Gull 14n 11s
Gannet 45n 37s
Arctic Tern 3n 6s
Red th Diver 3n 3s
Common Tern 10n
Puffin 2n
Common Scoter 13n 3s
Turnstone 20n
Purple Sandpiper 1n
LBBG 5n 1s
Shelduck 2n
Pintail 1n
Blue Fulmar 1 south then back north
Dunlin 1n 2s
Whimbrel 3n
Curlew 1n
Sand Martin 3n 1s
Red br Merganser 1n
Wheatear 4 newly arrived birds