Monday, 2 May 2016

Duck tales.....

Long tailed Duck and a Manx Shearwater were among the many species to pass Whitburn Obs by 09.45 this morning. I was joined by Saint Mark and Stoney was in the house. Following yesterdays mega Garganey today we had 3 Pochard go north a very rare duck from the Obs and an important year tick. With Long tailed, Gadwall and Shoveler it was a duck extravaganza
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 2nd May 05.10-09.45 SSW3 full cloud cover

Grasshopper Warbler still reeling and showing at times
Sandwich Tern 26n 225s
Red th Diver 3n 2s
Gannet 95n 15s
Whimbrel 5n 2s
Common Gull 77n 2s
Puffin 5n
Common Scoter 14n 7s
Eider 7n 3s
Pochard 3n
Arctic Tern 10n 2s
Common Tern 3n 11s
Long tailed Duck 1n
Sand Martin 6s
Dunlin 7n
Manxie 1n
Shelduck 2n 3s
LBBGull 2s
Turnstone 4n 1s
Willow Warler 1 singing and showing well
Snipe 4w
Yellow Wagtail 2s
Grey Heron 1s
Curlew 1n 2s
Gadwall 2n
Sparrowhawk 1s
Redpoll 1n
Goosander 1s
Black h Gull 1n 2s
Shag 3n
Shoveler 1s
Swallow 1s