Thursday, 15 September 2016

More Teal vicar?......

595 Teal, 186 Wigeon and 214 Common Scoter went north past Whitburn Obs during a mad hour of migration this morning. Its that time of year again when the old puns like 'more Teal vicar' can be used, we missed a canny few that we lost in the fog before but still managed to log a lot of the birds moving. It was a second day of bins only with fog from the off but it lifted for a while at about 7am and it was a bird frenzy for Stoney. Fos and myself before the fog rolled back in on the light easterly circa 8am.

And we almost had Yellow-browed in the hand......
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 15th September 6.15-10.00 NE1-2 mist fog

Black h Gull 52n
Turnstone 3s
Pied Wagtail 2n 2s
Wigeon 186n  11s
Gannet 126n
LBBGull 3n
Common Scoter 214n
Tree Pipit 1s
Common Gull 9n
Redshank 1n 2s
Dunlin 199n 11s
Snipe 3n
Curlew 2n 1s
Mallard 3n
Meadow Pipit 36s
Shag 1s
Common Tern 30n 2s
Red th Diver 4s
Manxie 2n
Arctic Tern 1n
Shoveler 1n
Grey Plover 11n 1s
Shelduck 1w
Golden Plover 3n 2s
Knot 1n
Eider 1s
Sparrowhawk 1s
Brent Goose 4n pb
Arctic Skua 1n
Sandwich Tern 2n 2s
Ringed Plover 12n
Bar tailed Godwit 8n
Pintail 1n
Grey Wagtail 1n
Swallow 3s
Sand Martin 2s