Friday, 13 January 2017


4 Glaucous Gulls and a Blue Fulmar passed Whitburn Obs by 11.30 today, tho probably only 3 different birds were involved. All but one were close inshore and gave stunning if brief views. I didn't manage any video so will use other recent film. Pink Floyd beat Magic Mark and myself in this morning, the worst weather ever as forcast did not materialise tho it was a white out in more ways than one
I recently set a new day passage record of three Glaucous Gulls in the same day. We certainly equalled that but we felt one of our four was seen twice
It was cold but fun and this is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 13th January 08.00-11.30 NW5 cloud 6/8

Black h Gull 44n 5s
Common Gull 53n 21s
Gannet 62n 79s
Guillemot 82n
Eider 1n 1s
Redshank 13n 1s
Scan Herring Gull 1n 1s
Turnstone 1n 11s
Glaucous Gull 2n 2s all juvs

Bonxie 1s
Red th Diver 2n 3s
Shag 2s
Cormorant 7s
Whooper Swan 1s
Blue Fulmar 1n