Thursday, 1 August 2013

Breakfast with Rosie

3 Roseate Terns and 3 Arctic Skuas went south past Whitburn Obs today on a much quieter day. Following the excellent Tern passage yesterday you would expect something similar, but no in the first hour the only terns i saw were 2 Common Terns. Thankfully it picked up and 2 Roseate Terns south close in together were a real treat, a third passed before i packed in for work
Lets hope they are a regular sight over the next few weeks, here's what i saw in order of appearance

Thursday 1st August 05.00-07.00 SSW2-3, cloud cover

Cormorant 5n 48s
Common Tern 6n 39s
Arctic Skua 3s
Common Scoter 82n
Black h Gull 2s
Manxie 7s
Puffin 2n
Arctic Tern 6n 6s
Curlew 1n 1s
Sandwich Tern 12n 55s
Oyster Catcher 14s
Dunlin 1n
Roseate Tern 3s adults
Whimbrel 6s