Friday, 17 July 2015

Tyne Whimbrel

A couple of hours seawatching at Whitburn this morning with a brisk south-easterly stirring things up.

05.55 - 07.55
Manx Shearwater    3n  11s
Common Tern    4n  8s
Great Crested Grebe    1 on sea
Whimbrel    2s
Knot    37s
Bar-tailed Godwit    1s
Puffin    13n  2s
Teal    1s
Common Scoter    611n
Sandwich Tern    119s
Swift    6s
Arctic Tern    15s
Mediterranean Gull    1n
Eider    7n
Tufted Duck    1n

The Tyne at Dunston held 3 Whimbrel and 5 Ringed Plover, while 2 juvenile Kittiwake were flying up and down river.

Ringed Plover
At Shibdon the Black-tailed Godwit flock had grown to 27.

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