Saturday, 6 June 2015

Nice light shame about the sea watch.....

2 Roseate Terns went north past Whitburn Obs this morning on an otherwise disappointing sea watch. It was a case of the usual suspects but less of them. Pink Floyd came in to help me stay awake and Hoggie at the death
Some local news of interest to birders the Whitburn Lodge carpark is no longer open and has two rather large bolders blocking the road as well as a locked gate, no doubt houses will appear soon. Also the Doctors Garden is lost to birders as its having houses built on it soon, the end of an era, not sure where Cookie will find all of our megas now

This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 6th June 04.55-09.30 SW2-3 bright sun then SW3-4 cloud cover

Common Tern 5n 17s
Swift 9s
Gannet 173n 16s
Black h Gull 1n 5s
Common Gull 13s
Sandwich Tern 26n 72s
Arctic Tern 2n 9s
Common Scoter 2n 1s
Manxie 1n
Tufted Duck 1s
Roseate Tern 2n
Greylag Goose 7n
Canada Goose 21n 3s
Puffin 1s
Dunlin 4s
Ringed Plover 2s
Oyster Catcher 32s
Eider 6s