Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Quality Street

An Iceland Gull went south past Whitburn Obs early morning. A stiff south westerly encouraged a movement of Gulls and Terns and with sea watching the more time you put in the more chance you have of some quality birds and today it was the Iceland Gull, continuing our excellent run this year. Black headed Gulls are back with a vengeance and over 500 Sandwich Terns went south by far the largest count of the year
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 12th May 05.00-07.00 SW3 cloud cover

Sandwich Tern 4n 523s
Black h Gull 2n 58s
Swallow 7s
Whimbrel 3n
Gannet 20n 17s
Swift 1s
Iceland Gull 2nd W 1s 05.25
Sand Martin 3s
Common Gull 2n 12s
Common Tern 7s
Eider 1s
Oyster Catcher 5n
Common Scoter 6s
Dunlin 11n 1s
Ringed Plover 7n
Curlew 3n
Red th Diver 3s