Tuesday, 1 July 2014

White beaked or Bottlenose.....that is the question?

Balearic and 24 Manx Shearwaters passed Whitburn Obs by 07.00 this morning. Our first Balearic of the year, lets hope its the first of many
Yesterday a couple of Dolphins were feeding along the flag line but wouldn't show well enough for me to confirm the species. Well the same happened today when i picked them up at 05.35 and it took multiple sightings before at 06.24 they gave themselves up and it was 3 White beaked Dolphin which eventually headed north by 06.45
This is what i saw today in order of appearance, wish i could have stayed longer

Tuesday 1st July 05.05-07.00 N1-2 cloud cover calm sea

Golden Plover circa 100 over the firing range
Gannet 198n34s
Sandwich Tern 39n 57s
Puffin 70n
Common Scoter 253n 20s
Manxie 24n
05.20 Balearic Shearwater north
Red th Diver 1n
Common Tern 8n 7s
05.35 White beaked Dolphin 3 off were eventually identified and headed off North at 06.45
Curlew 1n
Arctic Tern 5n
Black h Gull 1s
Swift 2n