Saturday, 29 October 2016

Mellow Yellow.......

24 Whooper Swans and 1980 Pink feet passed Whitburn Obs by 11am. Stevie Thunder called 2 Yellowhammers south an Obs MEGA and a year tick, it left me feeling very mellow cheers Steve.
A flock of 42 Whoopers were reported coming south by @Elliottatchev but sadly we didn't connect but thanks for the heads up. We did get a few though and along with the Geese gave the watch a winter feel
We all headed off for more views of the Daurian Shrike and another 160 Pinks flew south over the Leas
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 29th October 07.35-11.00 SW1-2 cloud 6/8

Black h Gull 17n 80s
Common Gull 7n 34s
Eider 4n 2s
Common Scoter 31n 7s
Cormorant 8s
Red th Diver 19n 16s
Redpoll 3s
Whooper Swan 24s
Curlew 4n 1s
Redshank 1n 2s
Porpoise 1n
Little Gull 4s 2ads
Tufted Duck 3n 1s
Mallard 1n
Velvet Scoter 1s
Pink footed Goose 1980s
Shag 17s
Goosander 1s
Yellow Hammer 2s
Skylark 2s
Goldeneye 2n 2s
Grey Heron 1s
Golden Plover 75s
Whimbrel 1n