Monday, 31 August 2015


With the wind starting to turn northerly it was time for some seawatching from Whitburn. Although the north wind hadn't been blowing for long there was plenty passing. Two watches with the morning being more profitable.

Red-throated Diver    1n  3s
Common Scoter    52n  6s
Curlew    2n
Little Gull    13n  19s
Shag    20n  6s
Sandwich Tern    4n  29s
Wigeon    69n
Common Tern    17n  44s
Arctic Skua    9n  3s
Sooty Shearwater   1n
Purple Sandpiper    1n
Knot    22n  1s
Manx Shearwater    11n
Grey Wagtail    1s
Turnstone    3s
Arctic Tern    9n  1s
Redshank    4n  96s
Common Gull    3n  1s
Dunlin    2n  4s
Swallow    59n
Teal    750n  7s
Puffin    1s
Bonxie    3n
Tufted Duck    2n
Ringed Plover    1n
Pintail    3n

Common Tern    2n  18s
Sandwich Tern    10n  70s
Wigeon    2n
Teal    33s
Red-throated Diver    1n
Dunlin    6n
Eider    2 on sea
Little Gull    7n
Grey Wagtail    1s
Shag    2n
Arctic Skua    1n
Swallow    2n
Bonxie    2s
Manx Shearwater    2n

All quiet again at Shibdon with 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin and 3 Black-tailed Godwit.

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