Thursday, 31 July 2014

Summer's Over..........

6 Porpoises were on show on a flat calm sea off Whitburn today. Its still National Whale and Dolphin watch week so it was nice to get a few scores on the doors. Its the last day of summer and Magic Mark and myself enjoyed a peaceful watch dreaming of busier autumn days ahead, this is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 31st July 05.05-07.30 S1 cloud cover dead calm sea

Redshank 1n 20s
Sandwich Tern 15n 336s
Common Gull 2n 4s
Oystercatcher 12s
Common Tern 11n 110s
Common Scoter 9n
Kittiwake 30 juvs drifted south
Manx Shearwater 61n 14s
Teal 3s
Mallard 1s
Arctic Tern 7n 4s
Eider 2n
Curlew 1n
Dunlin 4s
Black h Gull 2s
06.10 Porpoise 3
LBBGull 1s
Puffin 9n 1s
06.30 Porpoise 2n and 1s
Goosander 5n