Monday, 5 September 2016

Don't panic don't panic....

5 Sooty Shearwaters and 3 Roseate Terns passed Whitburn obs by 09.30 this morning. I had expected a quiet morning watch after yesterdays madness with the wind swinging round to southerly. I couldn't
have been more wrong as it was crazy busy from the off, my clicker was working flat out and ducks were like war planes coming at me from every angle, bandits at ten o'clock.....
I was panicking and hoping someone else would be in when Stoney arrived, phew
News of Cory's heading north from Long Nab gives us 4 hours ish to wait so I've headed home to freshen my flask and will be back int obs later
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 5th September 06.00-09.30 S2 cloud 4/8

Curlew 12n
Gannet 849n 53s
Black h Gull 92n 32s
Dunlin 11n
Teal 571n 21s
Common Tern 74n 212s
Knot 12s
Black tailed Godwit 2s
Red th Diver 7n 4s
Common Scoter 354n 49s
Oystercatcher 2s
Arctic Tern 2n 1s
Arctic Skua 6n
Goldeneye 1n
Sooty Shearwater 5n
Manx Shearwater 43n 2s
Roseate Tern 3s
Redshank 3s
Bar t Godwit 1n
Bonxie 3n
Goosander 6n
Sandwich Tern 4n 26s
Ringed Plover 3n 1s
Eider 3s
Turnstone 1s
Whimbrel 1n
Pintail 4n
Meadow Pipit 45s
Wigeon 28n
Pink footed Goose 6n
Mallard 1s