Saturday, 9 July 2016

That spoon that spoon that......

Pom Skua, Bonxie and a good few waders passed Whitburn Obs by 09.45 this morning. The normal Saturday club members were in except Magic Mark who was working. Autumn migration seems to have arrived with Wheatear seen by Rob on the walk down and waders are on the move. The superb adult Pom was my first of the year and yes its spoons were full.
I called a small wader going south had a white rump and i was happy to call it Curlew Sand but others felt White rumped couldn't be ruled out....
I headed home looking forward to processing my fridge full of moths, a decent number at last
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 9th July 04.50-09.45 S1-2 cloud 8/8

Common Tern 33n 27s
Puffin 72n 9s
Manxie 26n 12s
Common Scoter 114n 64s
Redshank 4n 54s
Arctic Tern 4n 1s 1st sum
Sandwich Tern 20n 184s
Common Gull 3n 3s
Red th Diver 1n 1s
Red br Merganser 1n
Whimbrel 3s
Black h Gull 4s
Porpoise 1
Swift 3s
Dunlin 3n 38s
Turnstone 3n 1s
Bonxie 1n
LBBGull 1n
Curlew Sandpiper 1s
Pom Skua 1n ad 08.20