Tuesday, 23 July 2013

No Fea's No Cry, No Fea's No Cry........

112 Manxies,99 Arctic Terns an Arctic Skua and 3 Little Terns went past Whitburn this morning
It was another misty morning with a rumble of distant thunder for an hour that wasn't Mark or Steve after a curry night!
It was a quiet morning the horizon didn't come into view till 6am and few birds moved at first

Can i just say well done to the finder of the Fea's Petrel and all those sea watchers who managed to get on it especially my old mate Steely on the Farnes. Conditions couldn't have been great for picking it up. It was a shame it hadn't passed at the weekend when the Whitburn regulars would have been in the Obs. I remember the excitement when Ross Ahmed called the bird at Whitburn that i did see on the 14th of September 2007. Lets hope it passes again soon but only when I'm in the Obs

Tuesday 23rd of July NE1-2 05.00-07.00 mist poor visibility

Common Tern 17n 13s
Black h Gull 42n 21s
Manxie 108n 4s
Curlew 2s
Puffin 12n 1s
Arctic Tern 99n some were passing distantly so im sure many were missed in the mist
Common Scoter 168n 10s
Porpoise 2s
Teal 16n
Turnstone 3n
Whimbrel 3n
Sandwich Tern 10n 4s
Little Tern 3s (close inshore will be worth checking the Steel for roosting birds)
Arctic Skua 1n
Sanderling 2n

Come on Sooty...Sooty come on...