Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Wave goodbye....

 Glaucous Gull and Merlin passed Whitburn Obs by 10.40 this morning. Pink Floyd joined me for his first outing of the year following a nasty bug. He called the Glauc and was in the strange year list situation of seeing Glauc, Merlin and Brent before Eider. The Glaucous Gull waved goodbye to all the lister's who hadn't arrived early enough to see it, unlucky or what and i even managed to video it waving
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 3rd January 08.00-10.40 W3 cloud 8/8

Common Gull 9n 21s
Black h Gull 7n 3s
Cormorant 4n 6s
Red th Diver 4n
Fulmar 12n 1s
Brent Goose 2n pb
Curlew 1s
Gannet 3n
Glaucous Gull 1s juv
Razorbill 4n
Merlin 1n
Goldeneye 4n 1s
Redshank 1s
Purple Sandpiper 1s
Turnstone 4s
Common Scoter 13n