Wednesday, 3 June 2015

It never rains it pours....

2 Roseate Terns went south past Whitburn Obs this morning at the same time as a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins went north. Typical it never rains but....I was trying to identify, count and film the Dolphins going north when i heard the Terns going south. I could only give them a quick glance, the Dolphins won on this occasion. When i noted my sightings in the log i noticed a similar sized pod passed the obs yesterday morning
It was a lovely morning with good viewing conditions, the westerly wind had dropped and cloud cover helps.
Just heard from Stoney my Whooper Swan with the wonky neck is at East Chevington this morning
This is what i saw today in order of appearance

Wednesday 3rd June 05.00-07.00 W2 cloud cover breaking later

Gannet 186n 26s
Sandwich Tern 5n 95s
Ringed Plover 1n
Swift 1s
Common Gull 6s
Turnstone 3n
Puffin 14n 3s
Common Scoter 13n 10s
Black h Gull 3s
House Martin 3s
05.52-06.05 Bottlenose Dolphin circa 15 north close inshore. One of them who i have named Pearl had a necklace of white dots around the base of her dorcel fin. Video will be on my Youtube channel later, not sure if the necklace is on show
Roseate Tern 2s
Arctic Tern 3n
Manxie 4n
Red th Diver 2n
Canada Goose 8s