Monday, 27 July 2015

Arctic Blast.......

320 Arctic Terns and 2 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn Obs by 08.00 this morning. It was an Arctic blast as i fought my way to the Obs this morning with my brolly getting blown inside out. The Arctic Tern passage was fantastic and a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins going north at the end of my watch was a real bonus on the National Whale & Dolphin watch fortnight.
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Monday 27th July 04.55-08.00 ENE4-5 rain, rough sea

Curlew 2n 1s
Fulmar 36n
Gannet 630n
Black h Gull 1n
Arctic Tern 320n
Manxie 29n
Common Scoter 1n 2s
Sandwich Tern 16n 30s
Common Tern 4n 1s
Common Gull 1s
Puffin 1n
Arctic Skua 1n 1s
07.70 Bottlenose Dolphin 7+ north close in shore till 07.50
Wigeon 3n