Saturday, 14 January 2017

Glaucous countdown...

180 Pinkfeet and a Glaucous Gull passed Whtburn Obs by 10.30 this morning. The record for  sightings of Glaucous Gull in the year is 15. The number of records so far this month is 11, its a countdown to a new record and the way we are going it could be this month. Saint Mark and Boy Wonder joined me today to pick over the northerly leftovers and we did ok by January's standards so far this year. The bright sun was challenging and i wouldn't be surprised if some white wingers sneaked past undetected...
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 14th January 07.45-10.30 NW3 cloud 3/8 at its best

Black h Gull 199n 89s
Cormorant 7n 12s
Golden Plover 120n
Common Gull 41n 156s
Goldeneye 2n 1s
Shag 4s
Red th Diver 17n 10s
Fulmar 21n 4s
Razorbill 1n 1s
Common Scoter 12n 1s
Scan Herring Gull 5n 3s
Gannet 10n
Curlew 4n
Eider 3s
Glaucous Gull 1n juv dark one
Kittiwake 1n 1s
Turnstone 1n 1s
Pink footed Goose 180s