Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Cetacean hangover

Med Gull, 2 Arctic Skuas and 20 Manxies passed Whitburn early morning. Yesterdays northerly flow was replaced by a westerly and the Shearwaters have all but dried up. I still had a nice selection of birds. No Whales this morning but the sea looks perfect for more cetacean action today, i can feel another evening sea watch coming on
Here's what i did manage to see in order of appearance

Wednesday 14th August 05.10-07.10 WNW1-2 cloud cover calm sea

Cormorant 10n 65s
Teal 2n
Common Tern 9n 23s
Sandwich Tern 31n 78s
Porpoise 3
Arctic Tern 7s
Manx Shearwater 14n 6s
Med Gull 1s 2nd sum
Red th Diver 1n
Common Scoter 15n
Puffin 1n
Shelduck 2s
Arctic Skua 2s
Redshank 10n 4s