Wednesday, 15 February 2017

With a little help from my friends.....

Slavonian Grebe went north passed Whitburn Obs by 10 o'clock this morning. Stoney was in the house briefly before heading to Ruforth which was just as well. Joe Cocker was right you do need a little help from your friends especially when your doing an Obs year list. The sun had broken through the mist so i went out the back of the Obs to look at the LBJ's, Linnet is still required..Rob shouted for me to get back in quickly as he had a Slav Grebe coming north. A survey boat close inshore and straight out was a handy marker and i easily got on the bird, cheers Rob
The watch had a different feel to it with the end of the easterly wind and this is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday 15th February 07.10-10.10 SSW2 mist cloud 7/8

Black h Gull 16n 32s
Common Gull 16n 101s
Guillemot 16n 22s
Fulmar 52n 13s
Cormorant 4n 13s
Red th Diver 21n 14s
Eider 2n 3s
Meadow Pipit 1s
Razorbill 2n
Shag 5s
Shelduck 5n 1s
Curlew 5s
Sanderling 10s
Turnstone 11s
Porpoise 2s
Kittiwake 2s
Common Scoter 2n 1s
Skylark 4s
Scan H Gull 1s
Slavonian Grebe 1n 08.30