Saturday, 21 November 2015

Seawatching...

The strong northerly winds lured us to the coast at Newbiggin for a few hours this morning (08:35-11:35). Despite it being freezing cold and wind the occasional blizzard there was a great variety of birds including good numbers of Little Auks, a late Sandwich Tern and my best ever seawatching count of 23 Long-tailed Ducks...

206 Little Auks
23 Long-tailed Ducks
68 Wigeon
28 Goldeneye
18 Mallard
3 Velvet Scoter
6 Mediterranean Gull
14 Red-throated Diver
202 Pink-footed Goose
1 Kingfisher
14 Common Scoter
6 Gannet
2 Kittiwake
15 Eider
18 Guillemot
5 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Goosander
4 Teal
13 Pale-bellied Brent Goose
1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose
1 Sandwich Tern
2 Shelduck

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