Saturday, 22 June 2013

Almost a Falcon Fest

Saturday 22nd June 04.30-09.00 S2-3 cloud cover mostly but some bright sun, choppy sea

I had Mark Newsome and Steve Addinall (eventually)for company
After more Dolphins on Friday i was hopeful of more and i wasn't disappointed when at 04.40 i saw 2 very distant Dolphins breaching fully out of the water with lots of splashing. Sadly it was only a brief sighting and i didn't see them again. The other main highlight was a magnificent Hobby that went south close in giving stunning views

As usual sightings are generally in order of appearance

Gannet 50n 180s
Cormorant 18n 72s
Puffin 96n 35s
Sandwich Tern 17n 268s
04.40 2 Dolphins breaching distant, probably White breaked
Common Scoter 114n 55s
Manxie 51n 8s
Swift 21s
Mallard 4s
Common Tern 5n 11s
Gadwall 3n
Arctic Skua 1n 1s
Black h Gull 1s
06.10 Hobby ad s
Curlew 1s
Great crested Grebe 2s
Kestrel 1s
Red th Diver 2s

I left Mark and Steve in the Obs at 9 as i have grandad duties today