Saturday, 25 February 2017

February made me shiver.....

Great Northern Diver and a Blue Fulmar passed Whitburn Obs by 10 am today. I don't know about bye bye miss American Pie but its bye bye Doris. A weather front i will be glad to see the back of, it did nowt for sea watching. No blogg all week tells its own story, the only bright spots were a year tick when a Tufty went south and the first Great Northern since mid Jan.
Boy Wonder and Saint Mark joined me on another blasting SW wind but we did manage to see a few quality birds today. The Obs has suffered some wind damage but more of that tomorrow.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 25th February 06.45-10.00 SW4/5 then gusts 6+ cloud 8/8

Common Gull 8n 30s
Black h Gull 4n 13s
Fulmar 8n 170s
Cormorant 3n 8s
Guillemot 18s
Eider 4n 2s
Red th Diver 5s
Gannet 5n 8s
Porpoise 4n 1s
Razorbill 3s
Curlew 1n
Kittiwake 2n 4s
Brent Goose 3n db
Shag 9n
Blue Fulmar 1s D
Common Scoter 1s
Great Northern Diver 1n
Velvet Scoter 4n
Shelduck 1s