Tuesday, 4 April 2017

You can't beat a pair of Red-breasts.....

Osprey and Merlin went north at Whitburn Obs this morning. On a much better day with good light and a calm sea early on plenty of birds were moving. By the time i left the cloud had broken and the birds dried up was glad i got the best of them. The Merlin came in off from a long way out very close to me in the end i ran outside to follow it and it headed high north. The Osprey was picked up when i noticed a lot of Gull activity to the north, it was cutting in so maybe someone will get a better view than me. Sawbills were moving with Mergansers and Goosanders moving north
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 4th April 05.55-10.30 S1 then NW2 7/8 THEN 4/8

Cormorant 30n 43s
Puffin 11n
Common Gull 132n 111s
Common Scoter 4n 5s
Shoveler 1n 1s
Canada Goose 2s
Gannet 2n 5s
Red th Diver 1n 4s
Eider 3n 12s
Red br Merganser 8n

Goosander 4n
Teal 2n 2s
LBBGull 1n
Sandwich Tern 1n 1s
Merlin in off and north 07.15
Alba Wagtail 1n 1s
Porpoise 2s
Greylag Goose 3n 3s

Turnstone 5n
Shag 4n 1s
Osprey 1n 08.00 low over and putting gulls up
Black h Gull 7n 3s
Shelduck 1s
Grey Wagtail 1s
Sand Martin 1n