Sunday, 19 June 2016

It's a bioblitz....

3 Arctic Skuas and 3 Bonxies passed Whitburn Obs by 09.30 today. Its bioblitz day at  the National Trust and we managed to see 63 species of bird so far today to contribute. Thanks to Magic and Saint Mark and Stoney when he was in the house
We also had the highest counts of the year for Puffins and Manxies so a canny day all round. Mark was still at it when i left and over a thousand Puffins have now been seen
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 19th June 04.25-09.30 S2 cloud 5/8

Manx Shearwater 174n 5s
Sandwich Tern 36n 201s
Gannet 629n 32s
Common Tern 30n 9s
Red br Merganser 2n
Common Scoter 29n 5s
Puffin 958 n 13s
Arctic Tern 7n 2s
Eider 2n
Common Gull 3n 5s
Arctic Skua 3n
Canada Goose 18n
Oyster Catcher 5n
Bonxie 3n
Knot 2s
Grey Heron 2n 4s
Curlew 1s
Red th Diver 1n
Pied Wagtail 1n
Black h Gull 1s
Mallard 3s
Shelduck 3n
Goosander 1s