Monday, 19 May 2014

Dolphins banish the blues

6 Bottlenose Dolphins went north past Whitburn obs early this morning. After a busy weekend birding i was feeling the Monday morning blues. Sea watching was difficult with bright sun through mist and i was just about to give up when the Dolphins surfaced in front of me. They were not very showy but brightened up my morning. This is what i saw on my watch today

Monday 19th May 05.30-07.00 S1-2 mist, bright sun

Puffin 3n 2s
Common Tern 11n 13s
Sandwich Tern 9n 329s
Gannet 14n 8s
Manx Shearwater 1n 3s
Arctic Tern 4n 1s
LBB Gull 1s
Common Gull 1n 6s
Common Scoter 6s
Red th Diver 1n 1s
Eider 2s
Bar t Godwit 2n
Bottlenose Dolphin 6n close inshore 06.50-07.00