Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Well stone me.......

Sabine's Gull and 5 Roseate Terns went south past Whitburn Obs by 10.30 this morning. Septembers sea watching just gets better and better, Stoney was in the house today and called a juv Sabs Gull coming south into the sun affected area, sure enough as it came out of the sun and into view it was a Sabs and very close inshore giving amazing views as it moved south, well done Rob. That brings my Obs year list to 167 just 3 short of a new record total and loads of time to do it in.  In the last few days we have seen Cory's, Balearic, Long Tails, Poms, Black Guilli and now Sabs..bring on the Great Shearwaters
Its been another super watch with loads of Teal moving and a good supporting cast, this is what we saw in order of appearance (by the way I'm loving this retirement lark)

Tuesday 6th September 05.55-10.30 SW1-2 cloud 4/8
Curlew 7n
Cormorant 236s
Black h Gull 8n 35s
Shoveler 2n
Red br Merganser 2s
Common Tern 44n 114s
Sandwich Tern 13n 25s
Common Scoter 105n 5s
Teal 803n 35s
Turnstone 10n 6s
Whimbrel 1n
Wigeon 46n
Red h Diver 11n 14s
Grey Wagtail 2s
Arctic Tern 16n 6s
Sand Martin 65s
Common Gull 3n 2s
Manxie 1n
Goosander 7n
Knot 5n
Oystercatcher 1s
Redshank 34n 5s
Arctic Skua 2n
Dunlin 14n 5s
Grey Heron 1n
07.33 Sabine's Gull 1s juv
Shag 3n 2s
Pintail 2n
Porpoise 3s
Golden Plover 2n 2s
Meadow Pipit 3s
Green Sandpiper 1s
Wheatear 1s