Sunday, 18 August 2013

Black tailed Sabbath

43 Black tailed Godwits were the best of 10 species of Waders that passed Whitburn Obs this morning and 4 Bottlenose Dolphins north rounded off another bumper watch. It was just the original breakfast club members in the Obs this morning, myself, Magic Mark and Stevie Thunder. We had another action packed watch which is good going on a westerly with bright sun in your eyes. Steve nearly left at 8.30 because it was a bit quiet, hes glad he didn't.Terns were moving again but still no sign of the Bridled
The best birds were the two groups of Black tailed Godwits 23 and 20 flying south, vis mig in action
Here's what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 18th August 05.10-09.30 W2 bright sun calm sea

Common Tern 19n 51s
Curlew 3n 3s
Redshank 1n 15s
Turnstone 1n 6s
Cormorant 15n 157s
Sandwich Tern 8n 241s
Arctic Tern 7n 1s
Oyster Catcher 26s
Common Scoter 26n 2s
Dunlin 7s
Swift 2s
Manxie 15n 3s
Velvet Scoter 1s
Black h Gull 3s
Sparrowhawk 1n
Porpoise 1n
Knot 6s
Ringed Plover 2s
Heron 1 on the rocks
Teal 37n 9s
Shelduck 5n 2s
Black tailed Godwit 43s
Grey Wagtail 1s
Whimbrel 2s
08.35 4 Bottlenose Dolphins went north watched for 10 mins, a nice change from the White beaked we have been seeing lately
Swallow 13s
Snipe 5s
Bonxie 1n