Thursday, 30 July 2015

Better late than never .....

2 Little Gulls and a Blue Fulmar passed Whitburn Obs by 8.15 this morning. I was late into the Obs this morning following a late night encounter with a Leach's Petrel(thanks Kieran). I was a little disappointed with the lack of birds in my first hour but it did start to improve, sadly work beckoned.
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Thursday 30th July 05.55-08.15 N2 cloud cover then broken cloud, heavy swell

Sandwich Tern 7n 50s
Arctic Tern 14n
Gannet 380n
Arctic Skua 1n
Common Gull 2n
Common Tern 5n 3s
Black h Gull 4n
Grey Wagtail 1s
Puffin 10n
Manxie 23n
Little Gull 2s (1 ad)
Blue Fulmar 1n
Bonxie 1n
Goosander 1n