Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Ton up for some....

Glaucous and two Med Gulls passed Whitburn Obs by 10.45 this morning. After a blank few days the white wingers are back and we are only two more sightings of Glaucous Gull away from setting a new annual sightings record of 16, and we could do it in the first month of the year. Pink Floyd joined me early on and we enjoyed some good birds before the crab sandwich boys arrived.
Hoggie managed to notch up his 100th species of the year with Tree Sparrow and Lucky Dave's 100th was Med Gull. Ive got a while to go my Obs list is stuck on 80
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 24th January 07.45-10.45 SW2-3 cloud 5/8

Black h Gull  2n 61s
Shag 1s
Cormorant 1n 2s
Common Gull 4n 68s
Scan Herring Gull 4s
Fulmar 3n 3s
Grey Heron 1n
Red th Diver 6n 5s
Eider 1s
Med Gull 1n 1s both ads probably different birds as the first bird i watched fly inland over the obs field, Ive probably got film of it but no time today so here's one from my library

Gannet 3n
Glaucous Gull 1s juv
Velvet Scoter 1s
Great Northern Diver 1n
Kittiwake 1s