Sunday, 5 March 2017

Tickety doo dah...

Arctic Skua went south passed Whitburn Obs by 10 o'clock this morning our first of the year. I was joined by Saint Mark and he was on top form calling the Skua. It was a nice early record but even more important for me he called a Stock Dove flying south behind the Obs a tricky bird to catch up with. Thanks Mark.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 5th March 06.35-10.10 SSW2-3 cloud 3/8

Black h Gull 11n 24s
Common Gull 7n 31s
Cormorant 2n 11s
Eider 6n 4s
Red th Diver 1n 1s
Kittiwake 83n 52s
Gannet 14n 2s
Shag 1s
Shelduck 3n
Razorbill 2n 1s
Porpoise 1n 2s
Pink footed Goose 2 on the rifle range and 140n ( a 60 and an 80)
Grey Partridge 2 flew into the nature reserve as per MH hopefully i will catch up with them soon
Pied Wagtail 1s
Skylark 2s
Stock Dove 1s
Arctic Skua 1s