Thursday, 3 September 2015


More seawatching from Whitburn with the continuing north-westerly. Boat loads of Gannet and Kittiwake were moving with some goodies among them. Two Balearic Shearwater flew north, close in with perfect light, the first bird stopping on the sea for a couple of minutes in front of the Obs. With so many birds moving it was surprising how few Manx Shearwater went past.

Long-tailed Duck    1n
Arctic Skua    29n  4s
Velvet Scoter    1n
Sandwich Tern    21n  8s
Dunlin    1n
Wigeon    28n
Little Gull    10n
Manx Shearwater    7n  2s
Balearic Shearwater    2n
Eider    1 on sea
Teal    13n
Common Tern    6n
Common Scoter    4n
Tufted Duck    1n
Red-throated Diver    3n  3s
Golden Plover    2n

Little change at Shibdon with just 19 Black-tailed Godwit. An evening dash down to Timber Beach to try to head off the two Sandwich Tern that had gone up river failed, but did give two Black-tailed Godwit, my first here.

Black-tailed Godwit

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