Monday, 8 July 2013

Becalmed again

141 Manxies and 2 Arctic Skuas were the highlights past Whitburn this morning.The sky and sea were silver grey this morning, it was hard to find the horizon. It was dead still hardly a ripple on the water. It was easy to pick up the birds but not much was moving in the becalmed conditions. Here are the sightings in order of appearance

Monday 8th July 04.40-07.00 NE1 dead calm flat sea
Manxie 105n 36s
Puffin 26n 5s
Sandwich Tern 4n 2s
Common Scoter 29n 1s
Cormorant 2n 9s
Black h Gull 28n 4s
Whimbrel 5n
Common Tern 2n 3s
Arctic Tern 1n
Little Tern 2n feeding close inshore
Curlew 4n
Porpoise 1
Arctic Skua 2n
Red th Diver 2n
Bar tailed Godwit 3n