Sunday, 15 January 2017

And a Blue Fulmar....

2 Great Northern Divers a Bonxie and a Blue Fulmar passed Whitburn Obs by 11.15 today.
Stevie Thunder was a surprise visitor today as we settled down to try and get our Glaucous Gull record. We've seen 11 and need 16 to set a new annual passage record and with all the birds seen on the east coast yesterday it was a cert......
That's birds for you, no white wingers seen but plenty of quality passage. We commented on how its always good to put out sea watching news with the coda 'and a Blue Fulmar' ala Flamborough and were pleased we got one
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 15th January 07.50-11.15 W2 cloud 8/8

Fulmar 267n 6s
Guillemot 545n
Black h Gull 26n 33s
Scan Herring Gull 7n 1s
Common Gull 15n 25s
Red th Diver 14n 3s
Shag 2n
Porpoise 1n 2s
Velvet Scoter 1s
Cormorant 11n 12s
Razorbill 9n
Grey Heron 2n
Long tailed Duck 1n
Gannet 3s
Bonxie 1n
Blue Fulmar 1s L
Eider 2s
Common Scoter 2n
Turnstone 2n
Great Northern Diver 2n