Sunday, 28 June 2015

The Black and White Tern Show....

White Winged Tern and Roseate Tern went south past Whitburn Obs today also a Long tailed Duck and White beaked Dolphins north. What a sea watch, i was joined by Magic and Saint Mark and we left the Obs happy today. I called the Tern as Black but as it went past we all saw the pure white rump, both Marks quickly saw it was White Winged a new Obs tick ..........
This is what we saw today in order of appearance

Sunday 28th June 04.50-09.30 S1-2 then later S4 full cloud cover nice grey sea

Whimbrel 1s
Curlew 11n 2s
Common Scoter 293n 45s
Sandwich Tern 41n 386s
Common Tern 3n 68s
Puffin 61n 44s
Red th Diver 5s
Turnstone 1s
Arctic Tern 4n 21s
Manxie 4n 4s
Ringed Plover 5s
Kestrel 1s
Swift 53s
Black h Gull 1n 2s
06.39 White Winged Tern 1s close inshore
Dunlin 5s
07.25 White beaked Dolphin 3n
Long tailed Duck 1n
Shoveler 1n
Little Gull 1n 1st summer
Shag 2n
Common Gull 3n
09.29 Roseate Tern 1s (nice call Mark)