Friday, 3 June 2016

Winter warmers.....

Black throated Diver and 2 Long tailed Ducks went north passed Whitburn Obs by 10 o'clock this morning. Stoney was in the house and later Sir Ian paid a visit. The weather reminded us of winter and so did the birds. Black throats and Long tailed Ducks are more usual in winter but they must have felt right at home in this northerly. Conditions were perfect and we had a cracking watch, star bird went to the sum plum Great northern Diver, what a stunner it certainly warmed us up
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 3rd June 05.00-10.00 NNW2-3 full cloud cover calm sea
Puffin 626n 6s
Common Gull 16n 4s
Gannet 592n 9s
Bonxie 1n
Sandwich Tern 11n 38s
Red th Diver 2n 3s
Arctic Tern 14n
Common Tern 4n 4s
Manxie 12n
Black h Gull 1s
Common Scoter 25n 23s
Great crested Grebe 2n
LBBGull 2n 1s
Porpoise 1n
Long tailed Duck 2n 07.30
Grey Heron 1n
Black th Diver 1n 08.16
Teal 2n
Shag 1s
Great n Diver 1n 09.27 sum plum
Turnstone 1n
Ringed Plover 2n