Thursday, 26 June 2014

Scoter Swarm.......

817 Common Scoter passed Whitburn Obs by 07.30 this morning as the healthy June passage continued. Not sure if anyone else will be in the obs today to log further movement. Otherwise it was a fun packed watch on what started out as an easterly and ended up as a light southerly. This is what i saw in order of appearance

Thursday 26th June 04.45-07.30 E2 then S1 broken cloud

Eider 3n
Common Scoter 817n
Puffin 18n 3s
Common Gull 7n 3s
Manxie 36n
Sandwich Tern 1n 11s
Gannet 278n 16s
Black h Gull 3n 1s
Porpoise 1s
Bonxie 1n
Common Tern 2n
07.08 Bottlenose Dolphin 3s (sadly lost the Dolphins counting Scoter and wasn't able top locate them)
Arctic Skua 2n
Curlew 2n