Saturday, 27 June 2015

Swifts are heading home

Arctic Skua and 7 Manxies passed Whitburn Obs by 8 o'clock this morning. Saint Mark was back and we had a right mixed bag.It was sad to see our Swifts starting to head home they don't stay long. We cut our sea watch short to go looking for some of the County's scarcer birds in the south west with mixed results as you would expect but still a great days birding
This is what we saw on our sea watch in order of appearance

Saturday 27th June 04.45-9.00 WNW2 broken cloud calm sea

Sandwich Tern 27n 201s
Puffin 61n 10s
Common Tern 8n 21s
Arctic Tern 4n 19s
Common Scoter 133n 25s
Common Gull 1n 2s
Swift 4n 60s
Manxie 7n
Black h Gull 1n 3s
Red th Diver 1n
Grey Heron 2n 1s
Porpoise 2n
Eider 3s
Shelduck 1s
Arctic Skua 1n
Redshank 3n
Ringed Plover 1n
Curlew 1s
Great crested Grebe 1n