Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Diana Dors.....

3 Whooper Swans, 3 Velvet Scoter, and a Blue Fulmar went north at Whitburn Obs by 10.30 this morning. I was welcomed to the Obs by a strong cold easterly and rain so partially hid behind the north shutter to start my sea watch. I was hoping for my first Sandwich Tern as predicted by Magic Mark and i was not disappointed as two went north during the watch. Its is a welcome return as the daily Tern movement keeps me going when nowt else is passing and i probably see more Sandwich Terns than any other sea watcher in the North East. Stoney was in the house and between the two of us we managed a few good birds. Sadly he left just before the star bird went north, a cracking Blue Fulmar close inshore Diana Dors would have been proud of these DD's 
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday 22nd March 06.00-10.30 E2 8/8

Cormorant 13n 10s
Common Gull 102n 12s
Fulmar 101n 14s
Kittiwake 480n 12s
Gannet 52n 33s
Grey Wagtail 1s
Ringed Plover 6s
Red th Diver 7n 2s
Grey Heron 1n
Sandwich Tern 2n
Common Scoter 41n 23s
Eider 1n 2s
Puffin 1n
Velvet Scoter 3n
Shag 2n 1s
Porpoise 2n
Teal 1n
Black h Gull 21n 1s
Whooper 3n
Blue Fulmar 1n DD