Thursday, 20 October 2016

Swanning about.....

35 Whooper Swans and 2 Pom Skuas were the headline birds passed Whitburn Obs this morning. They were our first Whoopers of the autumn and a packed front row were all ooh's and ahh's as they give fantastic views. No Geese today but lots of birds to enjoy
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 20th October 07.20-11.45 N2 cloud 7/8

Black h Gull 71n 44s
Scan Herring Gull 6n 1s
Eider 9n 1s
Common Scoter 93n 24s
Basr t Godwit 1n
Curlew 2n
Red th Diver 10n 28s
Wigeon 81n
Bonxie 2n 5s
Redshank 1n 2s
Cormorant 4n 9s
Pom Skua 1n 1s
Teal 3n
Grey Wagtail 1s
Manxie 3n
Red br Merganser 3n
Sooty Shearwater 3n
Shag 1n 19s
Dunlin 15n
Black th Diver 1s
Shelduck 1s
Ringed Plover 12n
Arctic Skua 4n
Great n Diver 1n
Mallard 3s
Whooper Swan 35s (25 and 10)
Turnstone 2n
Long t Duck 1n
Fulmar 1n
Sandwich Tern 3s