Sunday, 28 September 2014

easy like sunday morning.....

White beaked and a Bottlenosed Dolphin were off shore this morning along with a few Porpoise but the hoped for Whale didn't show. I still haven't seen Minke from the Obs this year. It was a decent enough sea watch today in good light and a calm sea but it was all a bit laid back and Sunday morning ish. I was joined by Magic and Saint Mark, Stevie Thunder with CD and Stevie Makem.We said our goodbyes to CD who promised us free bed and board anytime in Kansas! Hoggie came in late on and helped me id some of the moths id caught and Red-line Quaker was a garden tick.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 28th September 06.30-10.25 SSW2
Eider 31n 7s
Ringed Plover 2n 37s
Black h Gull 201n 127s
Red br Merganser 1s
Fulmar 1n
Curlew 13n
Porpoise 3n
Meadow Pipit 5s
Common Scoter 44n 2s
Manxie 52n 17s
Common Gull 7n 5s
Red th Diver 20n 18s
Golden Plover 11s
Common Tern 27n 7s
Puffin 1n
Arctic Skua 10n 5s
Teal 8n 11s
Wigeon 12n
Little Gull 64n 35s
Greylag Goose 2s
Bonxie 4n
07.45 Bottlenose Dolphin moving south
Grey Wagtail 2s
Sooty Shearwater 3n 5s
Sandwich Tern 6s
08.00 White beaked Dolphin 3s (and a more distant 5s were probably White beaked)
Pink footed Goose 90s
Grey Heron 1n 1s
Redshank 1n 3s
LBBGull 1s
Pintail 1n
Velvet Scoter 2n
Jay 1s a new obs tick and yet another mega following on from the recent Fea's, Parakeets and Bridled Tern!