Friday, 26 January 2018

Menage a trois......

 3 Peregrine Falcons were hunting together over the sea off Whitburn Obs in what must have been a first. Recently we witnessed a Peregrine try and take down a Red throated Diver which was amazing to see. Today we first saw two Peregrines chasing Curlew, then a single in hot pursuit of a Golden Plover then a huge female with both of her males after a feral pigeon. Sadly i failed on the video front when all three were coming in toward me with the big momma in the middle, menage a trois
The crab sandwich boys made a surprise Friday visit and this is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 26th January 07.45-11.00 WNW 7/8

Eider 6n 3s
Fulmar 63n 1s
Guillemot 48n 1s
Common Gull 21n 16s
Shag 2s
Black h Gull 36n 26s
Cormorant 3n 6s
Shelduck 1n
Red th Diver 15n 22s
Razorbill 2n
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Curlew 18s
Porpoise 1n
Turnstone 5s
Red necked Grebe 1n
Wigeon 2n
Gannet 1n
Black th Diver 1n
Grey Heron 1n
Mallard 3s
Golden Plover 1n
Peregrine 3 (2m 1f)