Thursday, 26 January 2017

Dabble away....

Iceland Gull and Manx Shearwater passed Whitburn Obs by 11.30 this morning. A few Dabbling Ducks were moving and Gadwall was a nice year tick to add to my Obs list now on 83. My total for the end of January in 2016 was 86 so am hoping to match that before heading for a short break birding in Goa.  Magic Mark called our first Manxie of the year and the now employed Stoney was in the house
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 26th January 07.40-11.30 S2-3 cloud 7/8

Common Gull 4n 34s
Black h Gull 2n 50s
GBBGull 1n 529s
Eider 1n 4s
Scan Herring Gull 12s
Mallard 17s
Shag 1s
Cormorant 5n 13s
Fulmar 1n 19s
Gannet 1n 20s
Iceland Gull 1s juv

Porpoise 1n 1s
Red th Diver 12n 6s
Wigeon 2n 8s
Manxie 1s
Teal 1n 2s
Gadwall 3s
Rook 1 in off
Common Scoter 4n
Grey Heron 1s