Saturday, 2 December 2017

The boys are back in town.......

Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes went north at Whitburn Obs on a high quality sea watch this morning. Both Saint and Magic Mark were back from holiday, Stoney was in the house.. add in Fos and Pink Floyd and you've got some quality sea watchers. It was after the Lord Mayors show with the northerly gone for now but that didn't stop us seeing plenty of quality birds between birding holiday chat.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 2nd December 07.30-10.45 WNW2 7/8

Wigeon 70n 1s
Guillemot 364n
Razorbill 1n
Black h Gull 35n 50s
Common Gull 3n 11s
Cormorant 6n 7s
Eider 49n
Teal 58n 2s
Red th Diver 60n 20s
Long tailed Duck 5n 2s
Lapwing 29n
Common Scoter 127n 15s
Porpoise 4
Goldeneye 3n
Great Northern Diver 2n
Pink footed Goose 196n
Dunlin 6n 2s
Kittiwake 1s
Mallard 3n
Scan Herring Gull 5n
Puffin 1n
Shelduck 18n
Gannet 2n
Curlew 3n
Red necked Grebe 1n
Shag 4n 18s
Starling 2 in off
Velvet Scoter 5n
Slavonian Grebe 1n