Sunday, 12 March 2017

Ton(s) of birds....

Short eared Owl, Common Buzzard and a Blue Fulmar were seen from the Obs today, all shouts from Magic Mark at his magical best. Saint Mark started well calling a drake Scaup our first duck species of the day and his first year tick. Later a pair of Pintail went north and were my 100th species of the year...Ton Up.
It was a great day loads going on with a light southerly and bit of mist. I had missed SEO earlier in the year so when Mark called it i was very happy, a pull back. It was distant for video so I've included some video from late last year. The Buzzard over Shearwater Estate was a bonus and shows the benefit of a comfort break­čśĆ. These are both tricky species to catch up with from the Obs. Finishing the day on 102 species was fantastic and shows the benefit of team work
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 12th March 06.10-10.30 S1 cloud 4/8 early mist

Grey Wagtail 2n 1s
Scaup 1n dr
Common Scoter 29n 5s
Fulmar 290n
Gannet 24n 11s
Common Gull 6n 10s
Shag 3n 1s
Porpoise 6
Razorbill 11n 2s
Goosander 5n
Blue Fulmar 1n
Wigeon 29n
Red th Divwe11n 10s
Ringed Plover 1n
Black h Gull 14n 18s
Cormorant 5n 14s
Siskin 1n
Starling 36 in off
Eider 3n 6s
Shelduck 6n
Dunlin 6s
Pintail 2n pr
LBBGull 1n
Teal 2n 11s
Turnstone 13s
Mallard 1s
Pied Wagtail 1n 3s
Common Buzzard 1
Grey Heron 2s
SEOwl 1s