Sunday, 14 July 2013

Pick n Mix

3 Arctic skuas and a Bonxie, 2 Little Gulls and 66 Manxies past Whitburn by 9am. Lots of variety past the Obs this morning. I was joined by Mark and later Pink Floyd
It was thick fog/mist to start so it was Bins only but did clear eventually
Terns were more evident again and guess what that Bridled is back so you never know . all three species of Tern we saw had fledged young feeding with them.
Here is what we recorded in order of appearance

Sunday 14th July 04.40-09.00 SE1fog/mist with drizzle, mostly clearing by 9am

Gropper calling by Obs
Cormorant 16n 61s
Curlew 1n
Lesser black back 1s
Black h Gull 15n 6s
Arctic Tern 39n 25s
Manxie 50n 16s
Sandwich Tern 16n 61s
Common Tern 7n 7s
Puffin 81n 36s
Dunlin 7n 35s
Redshank 12n 49s
Arctic Skua 2n 1s
Little Gull 1n 1s 2nd sum
Bar t Godwit 2n
Whimbrel 4n
Red th Diver 8n 1s
Turnstone 1s
Red br Merganser 1s
Shelduck 14s
Common Scoter 133n 1s
Bonxie 1s

late news from Saterday evening i had circa 10 White beaked Dolphin off the Obs from 04.50 till 05.20 ish