Saturday, 2 August 2014

The Little and Large show...

A Little Gull,  22 Little Terns and 3 Bonxies passed Whitburn Obs in 5 hours on a busy sea watch this morning. I was joined by Magic Mark and Saint Mark on a misty morning and as the rain cleared the birds started moving. I had a new obs year tick when a Grey Plover went north bringing my list to 141 just 20 short of last years total. None of yesterdays Dolphins were seen so far today but the obs is manned most of the day and i expect more to be seen
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 2nd August 05.00-11.00 S2 rain at first clearing cloud cover
Oystercatcher 4n 16s
Redshank 25n 27s
Common Scoter 634n 16s
Common Tern 252n 70s
Black h Gull 5n 5s
Teal 46n 21s
Shag 1s
Manxie 58n
Knot 2n 348s
Grey Plover 1n
Turnstone 5n 11s
Little Tern 3n 19s
Sandwich Tern 34n 129s
Arctic Tern 35n
07.25 Porpoise 1 south
Common Gull 2n 3s
Bonxie 3n
Eider 2n
Dunlin 15s
Bar t Godwit 1s
LBBGull 1s
Common Sandpiper 3s
Whimbrel 2s
Ringed Plover 1s
Puffin 2n
Shelduck 1n 10s
Shoveler 1n
Little Gull 1n