Saturday, 26 July 2014

Cetaceans what Cetaceans

Its National Whale and Dolphin Watch week but nobody told them. On a perfect flat calm sea i only managed to find one very distant Porpoise. Suffering a bit from Airshow over indulgence I've come home for a rest and left Saint Mark in charge, i will be back looking later and hopefully other observers will call at the Obs through the day. This is what Mark and i saw in order of appearance

Saturday26th July 05.05-09.30 W1 bright sun and distant mist dead calm sea

Sandwich Tern 11n 433s
Common Tern 32n 79s
Common Gull 1s
Arctic Tern 57n 10s
Puffin 5n 4s
Turnstone 4s
Manx Shearwater 26n 7s
Gropper 1 reeling
Teal 12n 13s
Black h Gull 2n
Curlew 6s
Redshank 10n 13s
Dunlin 2n 14s
Ringed Plover 2s
Kestrel 1n
Arctic Skua 1n
Common Scoter 198n 18s
Oyster Catcher 21s
07.52 Porpoise distantly
Eider 3n
Shag 1n