Saturday, 3 September 2016

Whole lotta rosie...

Balearic Shearwater and 7 Roseate Terns passed Whitburn Obs by 10.40 this morning. That makes 28 Roseate Terns ive seen in the last 7 days, a whole lotta Rosie. The Saturday club were all in except Saint Mark off on his hols. It was another bumper watch with loads of birds, the 1st w Little Gull was a real stunner and the waders were magic in the great light
This is what we saw in order of appearance, so many birds

Saturday 3rd September 05.50-10.40 SW2 cloud 8/8
Oystercather 9s
Redshank 97s
Common Tern 66n 362s
Black h Gull 55n 117s
Fulmar 45n
Sandwich Tern 79s
Common Scoter 9n 11s
Red th Diver 1n 11s
Manxi 11n 8s
Shelduck 4s
Common Gull2n 15s
Ringed Plover 44s
Grey Wagtail 1s
Shag 3n 6s
Turnstone 4n 2s
Puffin 2n
Arctic Tern 2n 6s
LBBGull 1n 15s
Curlew 6n 1s
Bar t Godwit 3n
06.52 Balearic Shearwater 1n our 3rd
Arctic Skua 9n 9s
Dunlin 5n 11s
Goosander 8s
Purple Sandpiper 1n
Eider 2s
Yellow Wagtail 1s
Roseate Tern 2n (1 juv) 5s (1 juv)
Meadow Pipits 57s
Ruff 1s
Sand Martin 2s
Chiffchaff 1
Mute Swan 1n 1s
Knot 22n 39s
Little Gull 1s 1st w
Wheatear 2
Sparrowhawk 1n 1s
Reed Bunting 3n
Porpoise 2s