Friday, 30 May 2014

bottle up and go......

8 Bottlenose Dolphins went north past Whitburn Obs early morning then 5 went south again in case i missed the the first time video link attached. . The John lee Hooker song title seemed apt. The sea watch was quiet otherwise. New Mark joined me at the end of my watch and i did see a Bonxie when i had to return to the obs to collect my mobile id left on the seat!
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Friday 30th May 05.00-07.00 NW1-2 SE1 later calm sea mainly cloud cover
Gannet 22n 30s
Sandwich Tern 9n 21s
Red th Diver 1n
Common Tern 9n 21s
Common Scoter 30n
Puffin 6n 4s
Whimbrel 1s
05.20-05.35 Bottlenose Dolphins 8 north
Manx Shearwater 1n
Shag 1n
Eider 2n
05.45-05.50 Bottlenose Dolphin 5 south
Arctic Tern 1n
Canada Goose 2n