Saturday, 19 November 2016

Short and sweet...

4 Great Northern Divers passed Whitburn Obs by 09.30 this morning edging us closer to a new annual passage record, we just need another 16 and with 6 in the last 3 days we are looking good. Both Marks joined me this morning and Stoney was in the house. It had to be a short watch for me today due to Grandad taxi duties but it was certainly sweet. As on the previous two days we had all the ingredients of a good winter sea watch with Pinks Whoopers and big divers, perfecto mondo as the Fonzie would say

This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 19th November 07.05-09.30 WSW 2 cloud 4/8

Black h Gull 28n 131s
Common Gull 17n 30s
Red th Diver 14n 14s
Whooper Swan 1n 31s
Eider 4n 5s
Common Scoter 18n 7s
Turnstone 2s
Great Northern Diver 2n 2s
Pink footed Goose 16n 170s

Redshank 6n 7s
Cormorant 1n 11s
Sanderling 1s
Porpoise 2n
Shag 9s
Greylag Goose 2s