Saturday, 19 July 2014

Never mind the qualiy feel the width

14 Arctic Skuas 2 Bonxies and 146 Arctic Terns passed Whitburn Obs by 09.15 when fog stopped play.
We were like busy bees with loads of birds passing we hardly had time to discuss last weekends Bridled Tern....
I was joined by Saint Mark, New Mark and Stoney was in the house. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 19th July 04.50-09.15 SE2 cloud cover and mist

Gannet 57n 160s
Common Gull 1n 16s
Sandwich Tern 145n 75s
Common Tern 61n 39s
Manx Shearwater 34n 235s
Common Scoter 513n 31s
Oyster Catcher 105s
Arctic Skua 7n 7s
Puffin 6n 11s
Black h Gull 7n 2s
Whimbrel 4s
Arctic Tern133n 13s
Tufted Duck 4s
Turnstone 1s
Redshank 3n
Teal 10n 15s
Bar t Godwit 2n
Bonxie 2n
06.20-06.25 White beaked Dolphin 8s
Red br Merganser 3n
Mallard 1n
Curlew 2n 3s
Dunlin 1n 8s
06.50 single Dolphin sp nth
Porpoise 2s
Eider 3n
Swift 1s
Knot 5s