Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Puffs Galore

3 adult Little Gulls, Med Gull, 6 Arctic Skuas and 2 Bonxies passed Whitburn by 8.15
I was joined by Mark and the Doc and we had an excellent sea watch in great conditions grey sea and sky. I sadly had to leave for work at 8.15 and left them at it, hope they don't get anything special......
Here are the details of the watch in order of appearance

Wednesday 10th July 04.30-08.15 NNW2 full cloud cover
Manxie 138n 14s
Common Scoter329n 24s
Cormorant 14n 14s
Gannet 520n 20s
Black headed Gull 46n 15s
Sandwich Tern 4n 52s
Turnstone 1n
Curlew 1n
Common Tern 25n 1s
Arctic Tern 6n Whimbrel 1n
Puffin 219n 12s
Lesser black backed Gull 4n
Red th Diver 2n 2s
Common Gull 2n 2s
Bonxie 2n
Little Gull 3n stunning adults
Arctic Skua 1n 5s
Med Gull 1n 1s both 2nd summer prob same bird
Tufted Duck 2n

They have just had a sub adult Pom bugger