Friday, 19 August 2016

Wood you believe it.........

Long tailed Skua 2 Roseate Terns and a Wood Sandpiper passed Whitburn Obs by 10.30 this morning. It was an action packed watch and not one to miss.... Magic Mark joined me and was in fine form calling our third Long tail of he year.
The Wood Sandpiper was only the second recorded past the Obs ever, add to that Greenshank and Ruff  12 species of wader and youve got a cracking watch
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 19th August 05.30-10.30 SE2 cloud 8/8

Black h Gull 4n 12s
Curlew 2n 3s
Teal 261n 183s
Wigeon 6n 2s
Shag 1n 5s
Eider 2s
Arctic Skua 1n 7s
Redshank 61s
Sanderling 8n 3s
Red th Diver 1s
Common Tern 27n 193s
Whimbrel 3s
Manxie 12n 13s
Common Scoter 174n 146s
LBBGull 4s
Arctic Tern 21n 1s
Dunlin 20n 1s
Turnstone 2n 2s
Common Gull 1n 5s
Shoveler 3n
Sandwich Tern 2n 6s
Roseate Tern 2s ad and juv
Golden Plover 26s
Long tailed Skua 1s ad 08.25
Greenshank 1s was probably still on rocks below obs when we left
Oystercatcher 20s
Wood Sandpiper 1s
Ruff 1s
Knot 9s