Sunday, 13 April 2014

Bottlenose Dolphins past the Obs

A pod of 10+ Bottlenose Dolphins went slowly north past Whitburn Obs this morning. Magic Mark picked them up and we followed them for the best part of two hours on and off. The Obs year list hit 100 as expected with the addition of Blackcap, and beyond with a Yellow Wagtail
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 13th April 05.45-10.00 WNW2 partial cloud

Cormorant 19n 48s
Eider 17n 6s
Gannet 11n 2s
Shag 3n 1s
Red th Diver 9n 9s
Sandwich Tern 5n 96s
Curlew 3n
Common Scoter 7n 14s
Shelduck 4n 1s
Greylag Goose 3n 3s
Blackcap 1 singing
Chiffchaff singing
Black h Gull 8n 23s
Turnstone 6s
Tufted Duck 1n 2s
Bottlenose Dolphins 10+ north from 07.45-09.15 at circa 3/4 mile distance
Peregrine 1n
Yellow Wagtail 1n