Friday, 12 August 2016

Well Spotted......

Spotted Redshank and 2 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn Obs by 09.30 this morning. Stoney was in the house and called the Spot Shank as it went south behind some Oiks, a mega Obs year tick sorted. When The Sheriff called it going back north later i didn't get on it....phew. My Obs list is now on 159 just 10 short of last years record breaking 169, so on target with plenty of time left
It was another westerly with poor light at times bu we enjoyed our watch, his is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 12th August 05.15-09.30 W2 cloud 7/8 then 2/8 later

Common Scoter 64n 8s
Cormorant 36n 403s
Oyster Catcher 8s
Manxie 8n 3s
Common Gull 2n 4s
Curlew 6n 1s
Red th Diver 1s
Grey Heron 2n
Common Tern 13n 29s
Arctic Tern 13n
Eider 1s
Sandwich Tern 28n 4s
Black h Gull 1s
Swift 3s
Shelduck 2n 3s
Spotted Redshank 1s 07.10 1n 09.05
Ringed Plover 6n
Dunlin 1s
Arctic Skua 2n
Teal 4s
Porpoise 4n
Red br Merganser 1n
Sparrowhawk 1n
Goosander 1n
Whimbrel 1n 1s
Gannet 141n 37s