Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Cure for the blues...

3 Roseate and 2 Black Terns went south past Whitburn Obs on my early morning watch today . And the White beaked Dolphin's were showing on a flat calm sea. Yes it was a cure for my blues. It was a slow start and i wondered had the Terns moved on already but they did get going and the juvenile Black Terns were a real bonus, this is what i saw in order of appearance

Wednesday 13th August 05.25-07.25 WNW 2 calm flat sea full cloud cover

Sandwich Tern 26n 117s
Curlew 6n
Common Tern 26n 31s
Arctic Tern 2n 2s
Common Gull 13s
Redshank 10n 17s
Dunlin 2s
Black h Gull 35n 4s
Common Scoter 8n 3s
06.25 White beaked Dolphins 3 distant adults full breaching
Porpoise 1
06.35 White beaked Dolphin 1 smaller animal fully breaching
Manx Shearwater 7n
06.45 Black Tern juv south
Roseate Tern 3s adults
07.00 White beaked Dolphin 6 plus much closer in south through the flags
07.15 Black Tern 1 south juv