Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Purple Haze

The sky was tinged purple as i approached Whitburn this morning, but hopefully no hallucination's for me today

Just a reminder i list the species in order of appearance. and can i say a big thank you to Andrew Kinghorn for sorting out my Blog, i hope to improve it over time so any help appreciated
For a few years now i have been sending e mails of my early morning sea watch to fellow Whitburn devotees Mark Newsome and Steve Addinall titled view from the obs and this Blog is a natural progression of those e mails
Anyway on with the sightings news

05.10-07.00 SW3 bright sun no cloud today sadly

Cormorant 3n 20s
Red throated Diver 1n 2s
Razorbill 205n
Guillemot 73n 4s
Eider 2n 6 on sea
Swift 5s (a new obs year tick for me bringing the list to 115 for the year)
Common Scoter 20n 1s
Sandwich Tern 1n 68s (they were late starting today didn't get my first till 5.40)
Curlew 1s
Gannet 4n 1s
Swallow 4s
Black headed Gull 3s
Arctic Tern 5n
Common Tern 5s
Shelduck 2n
Red breasted Merganser 3n
Puffin 1s
Sand martin 2s
Shag 1n