Saturday, 24 May 2014


2 Great northern Divers and 5 Velvet Scoter went north past Whitburn obs in 4 hours this morning. The star birds were a repeat of yesterday. New Mark joined me and Stoney was in the house, conditions were good and the second great northern was close inshore but none of us reached for a camera we were all enjoying the bird!, this is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 24th May 05.10-09.10 ENE2 cloud cover calm sea

Sandwich Tern 22n 192s
Puffin 275n
Gannet 451n 39s
Manxie 36n
Red th Diver 7n
Common Scoter 57n 41s
Shag 3n
Common Tern 4n 10s
Velvet Scoter 5n
Kestrel 2n
Great n Diver 2n 07.00 and 08.55
Arctic Tern 1n
Porpoise 1
Auks circa 2000 n