Saturday, 1 April 2017

Won't get fooled again....

Long-tailed Duck and Iceland Gull were seen from Whitburn Obs this morning. It was a lovely spring morning with plenty of birds moving. My year tick for the day was a Winter visitor Redwing. Of course it's the 1st of April and we all know what that means...Yes we were taken in for a short while by a tweet from our buddy @SteelySeabirder Narwhal indeed
This is what we saw today in order of appearance

Saturday 1st April 06.25-10.15 S1-2 4/8

Black h Gull 12n 30s
Eider 6n 1s
Gannet 10n
Common Gull 9n 133s
Redwing 4n
Iceland Gull on rifle range 2nd w
Alba Wagtail 15s
Curlew 3s
Cormorant 11n 24s
Red th Diver 7n 4s
Common Scoter
Long tailed Duck 1s
Shag 8n 6s
Porpoise 3s
Redshank 12n 1s
Sandwich Tern 4n 1s
Meadow Pipit 10s
Pied Wagtail 6s
Knot 5n
Goosander 3n 3s
Shelduck 2n 1s
Wood Pigeon 2s
Greylag Goose 1n
Rock Pipit 1s
Sparrowhawk 1n 1s
Sand Martin 1n 5s
Ringed Plover 3s
Turnstone 23s
Sanderling 4s
Goose sp 4s