Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Black Out.........

 2200 Common Scoter and 492 Manx Shearwaters passed Whitburn Obs by 09.30 this morning. Stoney was in the house but missed the first 500 Scoter, The first flock he saw had 260 in it but that was insignificant compared to the estimated 750 in the largest flock. I've included video and i will check the numbers later with a bit of slomo. Pink Floyd had joined us by now and said it was the largest individual flock he had ever seen. Birds of the day were two adult Med Gulls that were sat on the sea in front of the Obs, i said at the time that there are not many better sights than a sum plum Med Gull in flight, and we had two
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 27th June SE3 8/8 05.05-09.30

Gannet 575n 80s
Manx Shearwater 479n 13s
Arctic Skua 2n
Puffin 61n 13s
Common Scoter 2131n 69s
Sandwich Tern 17n 25s
Black h Gull 7n 2s
Common Tern 4n 12s
Arctic Tern 3n 1s
Curlew 1n 1s
Eider 4n
Red th Diver 1n
Kestrel 1s
LBBGull 1s
Whimbrel 1s
Common Gull 2n 6s
Bonxie 1n
Med Gull 2n ads