Friday, 30 December 2016

Mackem and Tackem...

 Red necked Grebe went north past Whitburn Obs by 11 today. When Stevie Mackem walked in the door this morning i knew something was going to happen, he just has the knack of being in the right place at the right time. For example Bridled Tern...need i say more. So on an end of year day with nothing conditions we get Red necked Grebe, Glaucous Gull and 2 Bonxies. Come back soon Stevie
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 30th December 07.58-11.00 SW2 cloud 3/8

Black h Gull 5n 9s
Cormorant 7s
Eider 7n 2s
Gannet 23n 11s
Fulmar 2n
Common Gull 2n 14s
Red th Diver 8n 5s
Scan Herring Gull 2s
Red necked Grebe 1n     only our 5th of the year
Turnstone 1n 2s
Common Scoter 6n
Glaucous Gull 1s juv
Goose sp 5s
Shelduck 3n
Bonxie 2s
Puffin 1n