Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Bad light stopped play

Adult Med Gull, 112 Manxies and 2 Little Terns were the best of the bunch past Whitburn today. Regular Obs visitors will tell you we don't see Little Tern that often so it was nice to have a pair feeding close inshore for the second day running
The morning started with cloud cover but it quickly became bright sun and viewing conditions were difficult at times i even finished 10 minutes early for a bit of relief
All of the Terns looked black................no don't even go there
Here are the sightings in order of appearance

Tuesday 9th July 04.30-06.50 S2, part cloud then bright sun, heat haze
Eider 1s
Common Scoter 184n 5s
Manxie 82n 30s
Black headed Gull 12n 20s
Puffin 35n 3s
Cormorant 6n 17s
Sandwich Tern 30s
Redshank 2n
Common Tern 2n 9s
Red th Diver 7n
Curlew 3n
Arctic Tern 4n
Little Tern 2s
Med Gull adult 1n
Whimbrel 1n

Of note Hoggie had a single flock of 150 Manxies yesterday, i hope they pass me tomorrow