Saturday, 5 December 2015

Surf's Up

With a constant westerly gale, today was not a day for wandering about. Not the best conditions for a seawatch from Whitburn, but despite very little passing, we managed to pick up some good birds.

Kittiwake    1n   2s
Eider    3s
Little Auk    1n   1s
Red-throated Diver    1n
Golden Plover    13s
Turnstone    2s
Common Scoter    3n
Fulmar    4s
Mute Swan    1s
Little Gull    3s
Sandwich Tern    1n
Glaucous Gull    1s

Glaucous Gull
Next it was down to Hartlepool to brave the wind. The Surf Scoter was showing well about 100yds out to sea, just north of the bowling green. The wild wind made it difficult getting a photo.

Surf Scoter (phonescoped)
Surf Scoter with 2 Common Scoter

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