Monday, 10 June 2013

Sightings for Monday 10th June, and weekend highlights for 8/9th June

Monday 10th June 04.30-06.45 E1-2

Full cloud cover and a flat calm sea made for excellent viewing conditions, sadly the lack of wind meant few birds, but it was pleasant

Gannet 78n 13s
Common Tern 17n 4s
Sandwich Tern 12n 58s
Cormorant 1n 13s
Puffin 78n 28s
Common Scoter 59n 4s
Eider 3n
Manx Shearwater 5n 1sw
Red th Diver 2n

the vixen was was out hunting on my walk down to the Obs, the well grown cubs were curled up asleep in the nature reserve

Saturday 8th June SSE2
11 Red th Divers north was noteworthy
A Great northern Diver south continued our good run with this species
Star bird was an adult Long tailed Skua north at 6.40 am, a great call by Mark

Sunday 9th June  SE2
Black Tern 1 was watched feeding and slowly moving south, it was distant and another good find by Mark
2 Blue Fulmars went north