Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Rain stopped play.....

Black throated Diver and 6 Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs by 10.45 this morning. Stoney was in the house and from the off we were surprised at the variety of ducks moving but as the rain got heavier the birds dried up. Distant Dave turned up as the rain stopped but the hoped for rush of birds never happened it was a case of rain stopped play
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday 9th November 06.55-10.45 WSW1-2 cloud 8/8 rain

Black h Gull 14n 44s
Common Gulkl 4n 15s
Teal 65n
Common Eider 16n 3s
Goldeneye 4n
Little Gull 5n 1s
Tufted Duck 1n
Red th Diver 17n 2s
Common Scoter 38n 4s
Wigeon 61n
Fieldfare 1 in off
Black th Diver 1n winter plum
Fulmar 1n 4s
Shelduck 7n
Dunlin 2n
Bar t Godwit 1s
Starling 16 in off
Goosander 1n
Brent Goose 7 in obs field still

Rock Pipit 1s
Velvet Scoter 4n
Redshank 1n
Porpoise 2s
Cormorant 1n 1s
Pintail 1n
Greylag Goose 1s
Long tailed Duck 1n
Shag 1s