Thursday, 5 January 2017

Black Velvet if you please...

Black throated Diver and Glaucous Gull passed Whitburn Obs this morning. It was a much more settled day with light winds and it wasn't difficult to improve on yesterdays miserly 13 species
My first Med Gull of the year was followed by Glaucous Gull but sadly no hat trick as Iceland was a no show. 2 Velvet Scoter landed in front of the Obs before flying north and I've attached some video of the event
The Obs list hit 52
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Thursday 5th January 07.55-10.30 NW2 cloud 6/8

Black h Gull 73n 55s
Common Gull 19n 47s
Cormorant 3n 14s
Fulmar 9n 3s
Med Gull 1n ad
Scan Herring Gull 4n
Razorbill 1n
Teal 1n
Gannet 19n
Lapwing 29s
Goldeneye 8n
Glaucous Gull 1s juv 08.45
Velvet Scoter 2n
Red th Diver 9n 2s
Common Scoter 3n
Shag 2n 3s
Kittiwake 2n
Brent Goose pb 3n
LBBGull 1n
Turnstone 1s
Black th Diver 1s
Wigeon 6n