Thursday, 17 November 2016

Winter warmers.......

2 Great northern Divers and a Pom Skua went south past Whitburn Obs by 10.15 this morning. It was brass monkey weather in the obs this morning, Stoney was in the house and for the first time this year it had a real winter feel. The quality of the winter birds warmed our cockles with Pinks and Whoopers on the move.
We left Hoggie and Walter shivering to save ourselves for another day after an enjoyable watch. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 17th November 07.05-10.15 SW3-4 cloud 4/8

Common Gull 5n 68s
Dunlin 16n
Black h Gull 14n 44s
Red th Diver 8n 9s
Cormarant 4n 8s
Shag 1n 17s
Turnstone 3n 1s
Common Scoter 12s
Long tailed Duck 1n
Teal 2s
Brent Goose 7 pb still in obs field
Pink footed Goose 355s
Whooper Swan 17s
Pom Skua 1s
Great northern Diver 2s
Grey Heron 1s
Golden Plover 290s
Scan Herring Gulls 4s
Redshank 3n 2s
Curlew 1n 1s