Wednesday, 19 October 2016

North of the moon.......

Great northern Diver and a Med Gull passed Whitburn Obs by 11am this morning. A few Geese were moving but not yesterdays mass surge. Dave Foster was birding nearby and shouted in that some Pinks were going south inland i ran out to see them and asked directions, just north of the moon he said. Which was a bit strange as it was 10am but quite correct.
The morning had started very quiet and as yesterday it was only when Mr Goose himself  (Hoggie) sat down that we saw some magnificent Barnacles head south fairly close inshore
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday 19th October 07.15-11.00 NW2-3 cloud 6/8

Grey Heron 1n 1s
Black h Gull 81n 44s
Common Gull 45n 37s
Eider 9n 8s
Cormorant 5n 46s majority were distant and migrating
Red th Diver 4n 19s
Shag 49s mainly distant migrating birds
Goosander 6s
Common Scoter 1s
Barnacle Goose 5n 48s
Goldeneye 4s
Great n Diver 1s
Pink footed Goose 58s
Curlew 1s
Med Gull 1s ad stunning views of this
Teal 13n
Skylark 6n