Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Long Tail

A hard slog around Whitburn this morning with little reward. With no fall of new migrants the best was a Red-breasted Flycatcher showing well in the tree tops by the Shearwater estate and a Yellow-browed Warbler calling from the big mound. The elders at Marsden Hall held Blackcap and Garden Warbler, but not a hoped for Barred Warbler.

With the weather brightening this afternoon I had a seawatch. Not a lot was passing, but there was quality with both Long-tailed and Pomarine Skua at mid distance in excellent light.


Wigeon    111n
Manx Shearwater     7n
Common Scoter    4n
Long-tailed Skua    1n
Red-throated Diver    1s 2 on sea
Sandwich Tern    2n
Arctic Skua    1n
Teal    7s
Pomarine Skua    1s
Porpoise    1n

Back in Gateshead after a call from George and there are now 6 Ruff at Shibdon.

1 comment:

  1. Was at Shibdon this morning Rob, 6 ruff, 3 greenshank and a ringed plover were best of the waders.