Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Beans means Tundra......

2 Great Northern Divers a Bonxie and a Blue Fulmar passed Whitburn Obs by 10.40 today. I was surprised at the strength of the wind when i arrived at the Obs, it was a welcome change from recent becalmed weather. Pink Floyd joined me and we had a canny first hour or so then the cloud broke the sun came out and yuk.
Walter arrived clutching the now legendary crab sandwiches and we three wise men bailed out to go and see the Tundra Beans at Boldon leaving Unlucky Dave to enjoy the light
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 20th December 08.00-10.40 S3-4 cloud 8/8 then 2/8

Great Black Backed Gull 7n 577s
Common Gull 20s
Scan Herring Gull 9s
Turnstone 11s
Red th Diver 5n 5s
Black h Gull 3n 12s
Blue Fulmar 1s L
Fulmar 3n 15s
Cormorant 4n 19s
Gannet 14n
Shag 1n 1s
Common Scoter 8n 13s
Sanderling 35s
Eider 2n
Bonxie 1n
Knot 1s
Wigeon 1n
Great Northern Diver 2n
Tundra Bean Goose at Boldon 15