Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Lobster surprise.....

Only three Divers passed Whitburn Obs on this mornings watch, the good news is they were of three different species. Yet another blasting westerly didn't give me much hope for today's watch, but yet again a westerly wind came up trumps. Not with the number of birds but the variety of species, Pink Floyd joined me but left his sharpness in bed. The crab sandwich boys arrived and we were treated to the sight of a cracking lobster fresh out of the pot and still nipping but i suspect not for long. My first south at the Obs......
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 17th October 07.05-10.30 WSW4-5 decreasing 6/8

Black h Gull 10n 107s
Common Gull 154s
Ringed Plover 1s
Eider 7n 3s
Cormorant 2n 6s
Meadow Pipit 9s
Common Scoter 52n 13s
Kestrel 1s
Sand Martin 1s
Redshank 1s
Golden Plover 1s
Scan Herring Gull 2s
Gannet 20n 37s
Arctic Tern 1s
Med Gull 1s ad
Barnacle Goose 1s
Curlew 2n 1s
Shelduck 4n
Scaup 2s pr
Tufted Duck 1s
GBBGull a single flock of circa 100 went south together
Red th Diver 1s
Redpoll 1s
Gadwall 2s
Jack Snipe 1s
Turnstone 1n
Wigeon 3n
Black th Diver 1n
Peregrine 1n juv