Monday, 22 August 2016

Wave goodbye........

Roseate Tern and 400 plus Common Terns went south past Whitburn Obs this morning. It was a case of wave goodbye as birds headed south, Arctic Terns are down to a trickle and Common Terns headed off en mass
The sight of a Grey Squirrel looking at me from the Obs wall and a Willow Warbler visit added to the variety of the watch and this is what i saw in order of appearance

Monday 22nd August 05.20-10.00 S1-2 cloud 8/8

Eider 3 on the sea
Black h Gull 3n 29s
Common Scoter 4n 1s
Shag 1n
Common Gull 1n 7s
Ruff 1s
Sandwich Tern 13n 117s
Common Tern 16n 323s in addition another 70 plus had congregated on the rocks below the obs
Arctic Tern 3n 3s
Cormorant 52n 423s that's probably a new day record
Swift 10s
Redshank 19n 53s
Knot 2s
Red th Diver 1s
Turnstone 1n
Willow Warbler 1 in obs a few more were calling
Kestrel 1s
Ringed Plover 49s
Sparrowhawk 1n 1s
Greylag Goose 1s
Grey Squirrel 1 on obs wall
Roseate Tern 1s ad
LBBGull 2s
Teal 2n
Wigeon 3s
Shelduck 8s
Curlew 2n 1s
Common Sandpiper 1s