Monday, 19 August 2013

Going going..................

Roseate, 7 Arctic, 28 Common and 187 Sandwich Terns went south past Whitburn Obs early morning. Yes the terns are heading south and not returning. This mornings movement of Sandwich Terns was in two forms. Small groups flying south fast and low and family groups feeding and moving south slowly. Not much else this morning a nice peaceful start to the week, lets hope it picks up. Here's what i saw in order of appearance

Monday 19th August W1-2 bright sun then cloud cover by 06.30

Turnstone 1n 3s
Curlew 3n
Cormorant 7n 76s
Sandwich Tern 187s
Common Tern 3n 32s
Black h Gull 8n 7s
Redshank 54s
Arctic Tern 7s
Arctic Skua 1n
Whimbrel 1s
Common Scoter 52n 2s
Teal 10n
Roseate Tern 1s ad