Saturday, 4 October 2014

Long Tail, Big Diver

A great seawatch from Whitburn this morning in a strong southerly until the front moved through and the wind became more variable. Lots of birds moving and large flocks of Kittiwake and Little Gull feeding off-shore. Highlights were nearish flybys from a Long-tailed Skua and a Great Northern Diver.


Manx Shearwater    1n  15s
Arctic Skua    14n  8s
Common Scoter    10n  9s
Sandwich Tern  1n  2s
Wigeon    32n  36s
Teal    95n  56s
Golden Plover    1n  4s
Red-throated Diver    3n  5s
Shag    3s
Fulmar    4s
Eider    2n  1s
Long-tailed Skua    1n
Pintail    1s
Meadow Pipit    22n  4s
Great Northern Diver    1n plus 1 on the sea
Mediterranean Gull    1n
Great Crested Grebe    1s
Mute Swan    1n

At Shibdon there has been a build up of ducks with 29 Shoveler, 18 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall,2 Ruff and 2 Greenshank.

The journey towards Scilly starts tomorrow. Praying for birds.

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