Thursday, 8 September 2016

like a kick in the Balearics......

2 Balearic Shearwaters were the stars of the show passed Whitburn Obs by 10 am this morning. Yes if you still need Balearic Shearwater for the year it must feel like a kick in the ....when you here the news from Whitburn. Rob is on a roll and called both of today's birds which were different birds. The second was so close i only just had time to get on it with my bins....We had a good supporting cast and the standouts for me were the 3 Bonxies flying south together and a magnificent 18 Goosanders going north together
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 8th September 06.00-10.00 S2 cloud 4/8 rough sea and some mist

Black h Gull 73n 52s
Common Gull 4n 8s
Teal 250n 13s
Wigeon 42n
Common Tern 20n 9s
Shelduck 9n 9s
Goldeneye 1n
Common Scoter 83n 17s
Shag 5n
Puffin 4n
Goosander 18n
Bonxie 3s
Arctic Skua 1n 2s
Bar t Godwit 3s
Golden Plover 1s
Sandwich Tern 14n 11s
Arctic Tern 22n
06.49 Balearic Shearwater 1n
07.53 Balearic Shearwater 1s
Grey Wagtail 4s
Turnstone 2s
Grey Heron 1s
Redshank 25s
Red th Diver 1n 12s
Manxie 4s
Ringed Plover 7n 40s
Shoveler 1n
Knot 4s
Whimbrel 1n
Curlew 2n