Friday, 11 November 2016

Bad light stops play....

9 Little Gulls and a Long tailed Duck passed Whitburn by 10.00 this morning. It was an early finish for Stoney, Distant Dave and myself as the light was crap...
The best birds have both been regulars in recent weeks Long tailed Duck and Little Gull, a nice bit of quality. Still a good collection of ducks are passing but birds are scarce in the westerlies we are enjoying?
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 11th November 06.55-10.00 W1-2 cloud 1/8

Black h Gull 16n 10s
Shelduck 5n
Common Gull 7n 22s
Common Scoter 7n 11s
Red th Diver 12n 17s
Teal 1s
Eider 12n
Shearwater sp 1n manx or balearic we couldn't nail it
Fulmar 9n
Mallard 1n 1s
Goldeneye 4n
Pintail 1n
Wigeon 5n 4s
Manx Shearwater 1n
Cormorant 1s
Dunlin 4n
Brent Goose pb 7 in obs field
Brent Goose db 2n
Turnstone 1n
Knot 14n
Shag 1n 27s
Little Gull 6n 3s
Long tailed Duck 1n
Grey Wagtail 1s