Saturday, 7 June 2014

close encounters of the Dolphin kind.......

12 Bottlenose Dolphins went south past Whitburn obs today, its becoming a regular occurrence to see Dolphins passing. The birds were quiet but 11 Manxies is an improvement. Magic Mark joined me today and this is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 7th June 04.35-09.30 SE2 bright sun with light cloud

Common Tern 11n 18s
Gannet 170n 149s
Sandwich Tern 235n 277s
Common Scoter 190n 17s
Puffin 18n 2s
Canada Goose 14n 18s
Arctic Tern 2n 3s
Manxie 7n 4s
Shelduck 2n 6s
Red th Diver 5n
Blk h Gull 3s
Curlew 1n

Grasshopper Warbler in the hand was a bonus bird thanks to Jason and Kieran

Now I'm busy trying to identify the moths in my trap.....could take a while