Friday, 16 September 2016

Ducks deluxe.....

3 Sooty Shearwaters a Curlew Sandpiper and a Blue Fulmar were amongst the hordes of birds passed Whitburn Obs this morning. Boy Wonder was back and Stoney was in the house and at last we could see the horizon. Things started slowly but the birds just kept coming especially the ducks, 1475 passed the obs today. We had to drag ourselves away in the end so we can do it all again tomorrow
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 16th September 06.20-11.10 NW2 cloud 8/8 rain

Common Gull 18n 4s
Black h Gull 141n 30s
Gannet 516n 112s
Tufted Duck 2n
Common Scoter 182n 266s
Fulmar 75n
Cormorant 25n 282s
Curlew 4n
Teal 408n 157s
Red br Merganser 1n
Redshank 17n
Common Tern 45n 18s
Manxie 23n 18s
Red th Diver 6n 33s
Sooty Shearwater 2n 1s
Shag 3n 8s
Dunlin 213n 1s
Sanderling 16n
Porpoise 1n
Wigeon 419n 25s
Swallow 52n
Arctic Skua 7n 5s
LBBGull 1s
Sand Martin 3n
Golden Plover 1n
Black t Godwit 3s
Turnstone 4n 6s
Sandwich Tern 5n 23s
Eider 9s
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Grey Wagtail 1s
Arctic Tern 1n
Curlew Sandpiper 1n Pintail 2n
Grey Heron 1s
Knot 12n
Shoveler 1n
Bonxie 2s
Ringed Plover 2n 5s
Grey Plover 2n 1s
Blue Fulmar 1s DD
Gadwall 5n