Sunday, 22 June 2014

Scoter Surprise.

806 Common Scoter went north passed Whitburn Obs by 10.00am. New Mark was in charge today as i had to do my Breading Bird Survey on the moors early doors. He did a good job and I've told him if he keeps this up he will probably get his competent sea watchers certificate by the end of the year!
We had an decent Scoter passage and a nice mix of birds on a very calm sea 
This is what we saw today

Sunday 22nd June 05.30-10.00 NE1 cloud cover dead calm sea
Gannet 493n 52s
Puffin 95n 52s
Sandwich tern 29n 19s
Manxie10n 2s
Common Scot808n 15s
Arctic Skua 4n
Tufted Duck 1n
Red br Merganser 1n
Swift 3n
Black h Gull 5n 1s
Bar t Godwit 1s
Porpoise 1 @ 05.50 and 1n @ 09.20
 Bottlenose Dolphin pod of 8-10 north @ 06.30