Tuesday, 23 September 2014

No Fea's

As I was stuck at work on Sunday I am still a card carrying member of the No Fea's Club. Although one didn't go past Whitburn this morning it was a tremendous seawatch. A massive northerly movement was taking place with 5000+ Auks and 1000+ Kittiwake. With so much going past it was difficult keeping track and we must have missed a lot. Highlights were 11 Pomarine Skua (2 adults with full spoons), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 34 Sooty Shearwater, 303 Little Gull, 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Red-necked Grebe. Five flyover Ring-necked Parakeet were a surprise Obs tick.


Manx Shearwater    138n  2s
Red-throated Diver    11n  50s
Sandwich Tern    11n  11s
Sooty Shearwater    32n  2s
Eider    2n  1s
Turnstone    3n
Arctic Skua    53n
Velvet Scoter   7n
Black-throated Diver    1n
Common Scoter    129n  3s
Teal    205n  4s
Red-necked Grebe    1n
Little Gull    303n  12s
Pomarine Skua    11n
Common Tern    39n  10s
Brent Goose 4n pb
Swallow    2s
Balearic Shearwater    1n
Puffin    5n
Wigeon    42n  3s
Bonxie    2n
Ring-necked Parakeet    5s
Goosander    1s
Grey Wagtail    2n
Kestrel    1s
Dunlin    6n
Red-breasted Merganser    2n

The walk back to the car gave a Yellow-browed Warbler in the garden with the yellow slide on the south edge of Shearwater Estate.

Back in Gateshead were 11 Grey Partridge at Lamesley, 6 Ruff and 2 Dunlin at Shibdon.

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