Monday, 23 May 2016

When i'm calling youuu....

Great northern Diver and a Blue Fulmar passed Whitburn Obs by 09.30 this morning. Fos popped into the obs and called the superb Great northern that flew north. He left soon after but ran straight back in shouting Golden Oriole, i dashed out but missed seeing it fly into the trees on the eastern edge of Shearwater. I did however here it call a couple of times which will do me for the obs year list. Stoney arrived not long after...
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 23rd May 04.45-09.30 NNW 2-3 full cloud cover then 25%

Sandwich Tern 17n 97s
Sanderling 17n
Fulmar 47n
Puffin 22n 9s
Gannet 50n 8s
Swallow 11n
Common Gull 3n 3s
Common Scoter 4n 18s
Curlew 1n
Common Tern 24n 11s
Arctic Tern 7n 1s
Shag 4n 9s
Shelduck 2n 1s
Black h Gull 3n 3s
LBBGull 5n
Goosander 5n
Yellow Wagtail 1s
Red th Diver 4n 1s
Eider 2n
Sand Martin 11s
Blue Fulmar 1s L
Tufted Duck 1n
Bar t Godwit 1n
Grey Heron 1n 
Golden Oriole 07.20
Diver sp very large diver south but distant 08.10
Sparrowhawk 1n