Friday, 10 June 2016

Ducks in a row.....

Great northern Diver and Arctic Skua passed Whitburn Obs by 10.00 this morning. Hoggie came to enjoy the ducks and Stoney was in the house. From the off Common Scoter began passing in flocks of up to 20 at a time, when i left about 13 flocks had gone north a total of 271 birds. The guys were staying on for a while so that could increase, my eye was feeling the strain so ive saved myself for another day. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 10th June 04.35-10.00 NE1-2 early mist clearing and full cloud

Puffin 80n 9s
Common Gull 9n 5s
Gannet 185n 14s
Sandwich Tern 28n 42s
Manxie 26n 1s
Common Tern 16n 5s
Common Scoter 271n 26s
Arctic Tern 13n
Black h Gull 3n 2s
Great n Diver 1n 07.25 sum plum
Red th Diver 2s
Arctic Skua 1n
Shag 2n
LBBGull 2n
Great crested Grebe 1s
Kestrel 1n