Monday, 3 October 2016

Ducks in the mist....

2 Little and a Med Gull went south past Whitburn Obs early morning along with a load more Ducks.The Duck movement was the main feature as mist and bright sun made scope work hard work. Is it heat haze or cold haze when its 4 degrees...
A large Raptor going north low down was hard to nail in the haze and heavy swell but it was possibly an Osprey
I was joined by Steely the shrew who is not great company as he doesn't say a lot
It was an early finish for me today as my new Swaro ATX95 is being delivered today so lets hope they come early and i can go back for more, in the mean time Hoggie is counting the Ducks

Monday 3rd October 06.35-09.00 SW2 cloud 2/8 mist heavy swell

Common Gull 41n 26s
Black h Gull 141n 135s
Eider 20n 2s
Common Scoter 53n
Teal 149n 5s
Wigeon 248n
Red th Diver 5n 8s
Cormorant 6n 242s
Meadow Pipit 12n
Dunlin 3s
Curlew 3n 1s
Pintail 8n
Grey Heron 1s
Shag 1n 1s
07.45 large raptor north low down
Shrew x 1
Red Breasted Merganser 2n
Shoveler 4n
Little Gull 2s ad
Arctic Skua 1s
Fulmar 1s
Med Gull 1s
Manxie 6n