Thursday, 6 October 2016

East wind blows no good....

127 Barnacle and 25 Brent Geese passed Whitburn Obs by 11am this morning. The old saying goes an East wind blows no good and i wasn't expecting much i have experience of sea watches on an easterly. I was pleasantly surprised at the number and variety that i did see but disappointed when the cloud lifted early on. I kept a sharp eye out for the Bonaparte's but no luck this morning, bet its still about tho

So if easterlies are no good we are in for another few great days like this over the weekend
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Thursday 6th October 06.45-11.00 E2 cloud6/8 then 2/8

Common Gull 77n 88s
Black h Gull 40n 65s
Teal 35n 17s
Wigeon 118n 85s
Red th Diver 6n 24s
Common Scoter 78n 10s
Eider 18n 3s
Brent Goose pb 22n
Med Gull 1s ad
Shag 3n 2s
Bonxie 4n 1s
Brent Goose db 3n
Arctic Skua 6n 2s
Fulmar 2s
Barnacle Goose 127s
Velvet Scoter 4n
Curlew 1n
Pintail 1n
Grey Heron 2s
Redshank 1s
Sky Lark 3 in off
Red br Merganser 1n
Long tailed Duck 1n