Sunday, 1 February 2015

Little Auks!

Over the weekend I was hoping to do a bit of seawatching and today was my chance...

We started at Newbiggin and put in neraly three hours there (09:05-11:46). The highlight was undoubtedly the Little Auks. Here's the counts not including the more regular birds...

110 Little Auk
2 Shelduck
31 Goldeneye
3 Common Scoter
2 Shag
2 Mediterranean Gull (plus four in the car park area)
5 Gannet
4 Kittiwake
8 Red-throated Diver
1 Velvet Scoter

Next we moved to my Patchwork Challenge patch and put in a couple of hours there (12:25-14:25)...

87 Little Auk
2 Shelduck
1 Teal
1 Mediterranean Gull
1 Velvet Scoter
4 Pale-bellied Brent Goose
5 Red-throated Diver 

PWC 15
Species: 88
Points: 109 

Little Auks



  1. What a great days birding, and a brilliant patch.

  2. If only my patch were as productive as yours