Friday, 9 August 2013

The Black and White show

Sooty Shearwater, a Black Tern, 3 Arctic Skuas and a Bonxie went past Whitburn Obs early morning.
Stoney was in the house and he was enjoying the good light conditions, the Manxies were looking black and white, and we were hoping for a brown one
It started quiet as early morning rain cleared through but did pick up, not as busy as yesterday but still some quality birds and yes the Dolphins. Only 3 seen this morning but feeding close inshore with some breaching a fantastic sight. A Peregrine south over the sea was a bonus as we were packing up
Here's what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 9th August SW1-2 05.15-07.30 good cloud cover, early rain clearing

Common Scoter 35n 7s
Whimbrel 11s
Black h Gull 1n 8s
Cormorant 2n 30s
Common Tern 5n 12s
Manx Shearwater 35n 22s
Arctic Skua 3s
05.55 White beaked Dolphin  3 feeding close inshore till at least 06.30
Sandwich Tern 13n 126s
Redshank 5n
Arctic Tern 12n 6s
Puffin 1n
Black Tern 1s
Bonxie 1n
Sooty Shearwater 1n
Peregrine 1s