Monday, 27 July 2015

Arctic Storm.....

2117 Arctic Terns passed Whitburn Obs in 13 hours today, smashing the previous record of 1171 in July 2013. Thanks to Steve Chinnary, Derek Charlton. Colin Wilson, Magic Mark and 3 birders from Teeside for putting in the time
Here is what was seen during the watch in no particular order

Monday 27th July 04.55-18.00 ENE 4-5 full cloud cover rough sea

Manx Shearwater 209n 13s
Gannet 630n till 08.30 only
Common Scoter 302n 150s
Curlew 2n 3s
Black h Gull 7n
Common Gull 2s
Wigeon 3n
Common Tern 52n 1s
Sandwich Tern 149n 41s
Arctic Tern 2117n
Arctic Skus 1n 4s
Puffin 42n 1s
Sooty Shearwater 1n
Bonxie 8n
Velvet Scoter 1n
Red necked Grebe 1n
Teal 5n
Little Gull 6n 1st sum
Pom Skua 1n ad dark phase with spoons
Turnstone 1n 10s
Bar tailed Godwit 1n
Knot 2n
Whimbrel 2n
Dunlin 1n
Red th Diver 1n
Bottlenose Dolphin 7n 07.40-07.50 then 7s 12.30-12.40