Saturday, 8 October 2016

Snow is in the air......

Sooty Shearwater and 11 Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs by 10 o'clock this morning. Magic and Saint Mark joined me , a rare occasion of late and we had an enjoyable watch in mostly good light. Star bird was a Snow Bunting i noticed sitting on the Obs wall in front of us, it posed nicely for photo's and was our first of the season
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 8th October ENE2 cloud 5/8

Black h Gull 22n 17s
Common Gull 10n 56s
Red th Diver 4n 17s
Wigeon 84n 1s
Brent Goose 2n 2s db
Grey Heron 1s
Eider 2s
Teal 3n 17s
Cormorant 5n 47s
Common Scoter 28n 4s
Med Gull 3s ads
Sooty Shearwater 1n
Goosander 1s
Manxie 4n
Velvet Scoter 1n
Bonxie 1n 4s
Little Gull 11n 6 ads
Snow Bunting 1 on wall
Common Tern 1n
Eider 1n 2s
Fulmar 2n 1s
Arctic Skua 3n
Stonechat 1
Peregrine 1n
Puffin 1n
Shag 2n 12s
Owl sp 1 in off
Barnacle Goose 150s
Blackcap 1 female type