Monday, 3 April 2017


Glaucous Gull and a Sandwich Tern were seen from Whitburn Obs today. I went outside to look for our regular Iceland Gull and found a Glaucous Gull....and for my next trick
Stoney was in the house and it was good to have the extra eyes but it was a different day to Sunday. Poor light and less birds did for us. Only one Sandwich Tern was a disappointment after 20 plus were logged yesterday. Common Gull numbers are on the up and of the nearly 300 seen i only noticed one adult
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 3rd April 06.10-09.30 S2 1/8

Redwing 8+ in the hedge on the obs path
Eider 6n 10s
Teal 1s
Black h Gull 26s
Cormorant 21n 51s
Shelduck 2n 1s
Common Scoter 5n 14s
Curlew 6s
Common Gull 39n 255s
Alba Wagtail 1n 9s
Red th Diver 1n 4s
Canada Goose 2n
Puffin 1n
Chiffchaff 1
Sandwich Tern 1n
Dunlin 10n
Gannet 3n 2s
Shag 1n 1s
Glaucous Gull juv one on the range
Rock Pipit 1s