Sunday, 14 June 2015

Northerly gets the birds moving....

2 Arctic Skuas and 106 Manxies passed Whitburn Obs by 10.00 this morning. I was joined by Saint Mark, back from his travels in Croatia and beyond to help me sort through the increased volume of birds todays northerly had brought. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 14th June 04.50-10.00 NNE2 then 3-4 full cloud cover rain at times rough sea

Gannet 866n 75s
Puffin 417n 86s
Common Gull 7s
Manx Shearwater 106n 1s
Common Tern 24n 3s
Common Scoter 18n 22s
Arctic Skua 1n 1s
Scan Herring Gull 1n
Turnstone 2n
Tufted Duck 1n
Red th Diver 1n