Sunday, 25 May 2014

its a kinda magic.........

Long tailed Skua, 2 Roseate Terns, and a Velvet Scoter passed Whitburn obs this morning. Magic Mark was back after having gone AWOL yesterday.and showed why we call him Magic. He called the Long tailed Skua going north and managed to get me on it, phew. Sadly New Mark had already left the obs!
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 25th May 05.15-10.15 ESE1-2 part cloud calm sea

Gannet 230n 34s
Shag 4n
Arctic Tern 9n
Puffin 58n
Red th Diver 10n 3s
Sandwich Tern 36n 186s
Manxie 27n 1s
Common Scoter 41n 9s
Common Tern 50n 10s
Ringed Plover 1n
06.10 Dolphin sp fully breaching on a number of occasions but distant
Black h Gull 2n 5s
LBBGull 4n 1s
Sanderling 2n
Roseate Tern 2s
Swift 1n
Willow Warbler 1 on the hut
Little Tern 3s
Wheatear 1 on the hut
Greylag Goose 4n
08.40 Long tailed Skua north
Bar t Godwit 1n
Shelduck 2n
Med Gull 2n ad and 1st sum
Velvet Scoter 1n
Eider 1n