Monday, 13 July 2015

Dolphins in the dark....

2 Little Gulls and a Med Gull passed Whitburn Obs early morning. On a dead calm day i thought i might have a chance of getting some video of our regular White beaked Dolphins, they have proved secretive to date. They turned up as expected if a little late i got the camera on them but it was so dark with the low thick cloud it would not focus, bugger........
With little or no wind not much was moving but this is what i did see in order of appearance

Monday 13th July 04.55-07.00 NW1 cloud cover dead calm sea

Little Gull 2n ads
Puffins 8n 15s
Dunlin 4s
Common Tern 2n 14s
Arctic Tern 15s
Red th Diver 1n
Sandwich Tern 4n 69s
Common Scoter 22n 7s
Black h Gull 8s
Tufted Duck 1s
Med Gull 1s ad
Whimbrel 3s
White beaked Dolphin movements:
05.30 7 fairly close feeding through the flags
05.40-05.55  1 distant
06.00 5 distant 3 closer
06.25 -06.30 still 5 distant
suspect was 10-12 total