Saturday, 14 June 2014

prat...what prat, owch!

2 Arctic Skuas a Bonxie and 19 Manxies passed Whitburn Obs by 09.15 this morning.New Mark beat me into the obs as i was delayed chasing moths around my trap. I only missed Little Tern, we were joined later by Pink Floyd.The main discussion point this morning was yesterdays county mega Black winged Pratincole which i missed by 5 minutes, some discussion on twitter seemed to be suggesting  the news was delayed but it cant have been by much, i know a lot of people missed out shame the bird didn't hang around. This is what we saw by 09.15 when i left Mark in the obs

Saturday 14th June 04.45-09.15 NE 2 early mist and rain clearing full cloud cover and calm sea

Gannet 663n 147s
Sandwich Tern 12n 152s
Puffin 109n 78s
Common Scoter 88n 4s
Common Tern 26n 17s
Little Tern 1n
Red th Diver 1s
Arctic Skua 1n 1s
Great crested Grebe 2s (an obs mega and year tick for me)
Shag 1n
Arctic Tern 1n
Curlew 1n
Teal 7s
Bonxie 1n