Thursday, 10 November 2016

Bog standard sea watch.....

2 Velvet Scoter passed Whitburn Obs by 10.30 and the Brent Geese were still in the obs field. Its very much after the Lord Mayor's show now with bog standard winter birding. A few decent ducks were about but it was cold and quiet. Stoney was in the house and Distant Dave sent me a Lapland Bunting that was flushed out of the obs field a couple of times by an elusive raptor. That brings my Obs list for the year to 185....cant be many more ticks surely....
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 10th November 06.55-10.30 WSW2 cloud 4/8

Sparrowhawk 1s
Common Gull 11n 29s
Black h Gull 50n 43s
Common Eider 12n 5s
Red th Diver 11n 8s
Cormorant 5n 11s
Brent Goose pb 7 flew into obs field
Porpoise 1s
Fulmar 1n
Common Scoter 10n 1s
Dunlin 8n
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Lapland Bunting 1 in Obs field

Turnstone 2n 11s
Shag 1n 13s
Curlew 1n
Red br Merganser 1n
Velvet Scoter 2n
Goosander 1n