Saturday, 2 September 2017

Shag Fest......

Balearic Shearwater and Red-necked Grebe passed Whitburn Obs today as migration got into full swing. We had our biggest day count of Teal so far this year fully testing Prof's counting skills. Waders and Terns were on the move and Magic and Saint Mark kept me busy with the log..Pink Floyd adding to the mayhem when he eventually arrived. The annual Shag movement got underway on the 1st and continued today, wonder if we will see the white bird this year
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 2nd September SW2 4/8

Cormorant 32n 307s
Gannet 532n 49s
Common Scoter 169n
Black h Gull 130n 2s
Common Gull 10n 1s
Sandwich Tern 7n 13s
Common Tern 88n 20s
Shag 15n 41s
Curlew 6n 4s
Teal 829n 2s
Wigeon 1n
Pintail 2n
Red th Diver 5n 9s
Redshank 3n 11s
Eider 3s
Puffin 1n
Golden Plover 160s
Sparrowhawk 2n
Meadow Pipit 10
Manx Shearwater 38n
Pied Wagtail 1n
Sanderling 2n
Whimbrel 1s
Shoveler 1n
Knot 1n
Arctic Skua 7n
Grey Heron 1n
Brent Goose 2n pb
Porpoise 1
Bar t Godwit 2s
Bonxie 4n
Red necked Grebe 1n
Little Gull 2n
LBBGull 1n
Arctic Tern 2n
Balearic Shearwater 1n