Monday, 2 January 2017

Better late than never......

Iceland and Glaucous Gull went south past Whitburn Obs by 11.30 this morning. It was a very cold start and sadly we had little cloud cover but patience paid off with a run of Quality birds. The last four species recorded were Glaucous Gull, Brent Goose, Long tailed Duck and the star of the show a superb Iceland Gull....better late than never
Stevie Thunder and Mackem made year tick appearances and picked a good day as we also added all three species of Diver
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 2nd January 2017 07.48-11.30 NW2 cloud 3/8

Cormorant 3n 23s
Lapwing 3s
Black h Gull 36n 32s
Common Gull 15n 40s
Gannet 81n 3s
Shag 1n 9s
Red th Diver 9n 3s
Kittiwake 3n 1s
Common Scoter 6n 14s
Fulmar 46n 3s
Goldeneye 6n
Scan Herring Gull 19s
Eider 4n 10s
Velvet Scoter 1n 3s
Curlew 5n
Dunlin 30n
Black th Diver 1n
Great Northern Diver 2n 1s
Golden Plover 17s
Turnstone 10n
Porpoise 1n
Wigeon 2n
Glaucous Gull 1s juv 10.25

Brent Goose 5n pb
Long tailed Duck 1n
Iceland Gull 1s 11.15