Friday, 19 July 2013

Red sky in the morning, birders warning

114 Manxies, Med Gull and 2 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn early morning. Yes the red sky was a warning of slim pickings on the birding front. Rob Stonehouse joined me again this morning and did his best to liven things up. It was dead calm with nothing to encourage movement and the bright sun made viewing difficult, it was ok but slow lets hope for better tomorrow, I'm praying for clouds

Friday19th July 04.25-07.00 S1 dead calm flat sea, bright sun

Sandwich Tern 3n 109s
Manxie 98n 16s
Common Tern 23n 4s
Porpoise 3
Black h Gull 4n 8s
Arctic Tern 31n
Puffin 20n 20s
Common Scoter 180n 13s
Curlew 3n
Cormorant 11n 19s
Med Gull 2nd sum
Dunlin 1n
Ringed Plover 1s
Redshank 1n 5s
Arctic Skua 2n
Red th Diver 5n
Whimbrel 2n
Golden Plover 15n