Thursday, 22 August 2013


2 Roseate Terns, Sooty Shearwater, Red necked Grebe and Arctic Skua passed Whitburn Obs early morning, yes very similar to yesterday but a much quieter day overall. Stoney was in the house again and helped to keep me awake. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 22nd August 05.30-07.15 W1 dead calm

Curlew 4n
Common Tern 8n 23s
Sandwich Tern 7n 50s
Manx Shearwater 26n 10s
Black h Gull 66n 3s
Common Scoter 28n
Cormorant 3n 31s
Teal 32n 5s
Arctic Skua 1s
Redshank 5n
Porpoise 3
Red necked Grebe 1n
Arctic Tern 1n 6s
White beaked Dolphin 10 plus feeding well to the north
Sooty Shearwater 1s
Turnstone 4n
Roseate Tern 2s adults
Grey Heron 1s

We closed the watch early to look for a Parakeet sp reported by a passing birder but didn't find it