Saturday, 3 August 2013

'Humpty Dumpty' a Humpback past the Obs

Humpback Whale past the Obs this morning was the main event along with 6 Little Gulls 71 Manxies and a good selection of waders and ducks.The Humpback was first picked up by Mark at 08.05 we lost it for a while then he again found it as we watched it move north by 09.00. A few in the Obs this morning as i was joined by Mark, Stevie Thunder, Derek Lawrence and Pink Floyd with Desperate Den bringing up the rear. Here's what we saw

Saturday 3rd August 04.50 -09.10 sw1-2 then SW 5 mainly bright sun

Manx Shearwater 33n 38s
Common Tern 84n 34s
Arctic Tern 56n 15s
Common Scoter 370n 5s
Teal 37n 2s
Dunlin 4s
Red br Merganser 2n
Whimbrel 26s
Cormorant 13n 70s
Curlew 2n 2s
Redshank 2n 10s
Turnstone 1n 1s
Oyster Catcher 12n 16s
Knot 1n 10s
Common Gull 4s
Sandwich Tern 16n 79s
Black h Gull 3n 5s
Puffin 1s
Grey Plover 1s
Bonxie 1n
Swift 6s
Shoveller 2n
Arctic Skua 1s
Little Gull 6n
08.05 Humpback blow seen twice
Bar t Godwit 5n
08.50 Humpback Whale again moving north till 09.00 am ish