Saturday, 30 April 2016

Thank you and goodbye...

Manx Shearwater and 23 Arctic Terns passed Whitburn Obs by 10 this morning . Saint Mark,  Boy Wonder and Stevie Thunder joined me for a decent watch. Yes its goodbye to April a productive year list month with 24 new species including Marsh Harrier, SEO, Slav Grebe Nuthatch and Ringo. I finished the month with another patch tick Yellow Wagtail
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 30th April 05.25-10.00 WNW2 bright sun then part cloud

Sandwich Tern 17n 101s
Gannet 121n
Common Gull 47n 41s
Black h Gull 7n 7s
Puffin 2n
Sanderling 2n
Shelduck 2s
Arctic Tern 16n 7s
Common Tern 9n 9s
Red th Diver 7n 6s
Eider 1n 1s
Tufted Duck 2n
Common Scoter 6n 5s
Manx Shearwater 1n
Curlew 1n
Turnstone 6n
LBBGull 5n
Shag 7n 1s
Gadwall 2n
Skylark 3 in off
Yellow Wagtail 1n