Monday, 14 November 2016


Glaucous Gull and two Long tailed Ducks passed Whitburn obs early morning. Stoney was in the house and we were joined by Stevie Makem but he had already missed the bird of the watch. A very close in Glaucous Gull went south, another juv but hard to say if it was the same bird as the other day which is featured in the attached video. We kept up the Long tailed Duck run with our 13th consecutive day sighting
Half decent cloud cover and a southerly wind should have been enough to keep us in the obs but the lack of wind strength meant that little was moving so we finished early and will be back tomorrow. Sir Ian arrived as we were leaving and i said to the guys he can have anything he wants except Albert Ross, you know Ian more jam than Hartley's.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 14th November 07.05-09.30 S1-2 cloud 6/8 calm sea

Common Eider 5n 11s
Black h Gull 17n 53s
Common Gull 6s
Glaucous Gull 1s juv 07.23
Rock Pipit 1s
Cormorant 1n 4s
Porpoise 5 (we saw two adults with young and a separate adult)
Red th Diver 21n 25s
Common Scoter 5n 9s
Long tailed Duck 2n
Curlew 3n 2s
Teal 30n 1s
Redshank 1s
Shelduck 1n
Fulmar 1s
Brent Goose 7 still in obs field
Goldeneye 2n
Med Gull 1s ad
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Lapwing 11s
Shag 1s
Siskin 1s