Monday, 18 April 2016

Happy Mondays....

Marsh Harrier and Short eared Owl passed Whitburn Obs by 10 this morning.All Mondays are happy for me now as i no longer work them, but today was especially so as i had another 3 Obs year ticks. Getting both Marsh Harrier and Short eared Owl in the same day was like winning the Lotto and House Martin made a welcome return bringing my list to 125.
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Monday 18th April 06.00-10.00 W2-3 and 3-4 at times cloud cover clearing to 50%

Common Gull 437n 132s
Eider 7n 4s
Common Scoter 7n 2s
Gannet 15n 2s
Black h Gull 30n 12s
Sandwich Tern 12n 14s
Whimbrel 13n 1s
Shelduck 3n 3s
Short eared Owl in/off 06.45
Sand Martin 1n
Shag 3n 1s
Grey Wagtail 1s
Pied Wagtail 3n
Marsh Harrier f 1n 08.50-09.00
House Martin 1n
Curlew 1s
Dunlin 2n