Thursday, 23 July 2015

Time = Sightings

A Velvet Scoter and 24 Manxies passed Whitburn Obs on my early morning sea watch today. In the Obs we always say the more time you put in the more birds you will see. As the 2015 National Whale and Dolphin Watch takes place between the 25th July and the 2nd August its worth mentioning the same applies to Cetaceans, the more time you put in the more chance you have of seeing Whales and Dolphins. Please record what you see in the log book and i will forward the completed sightings forms to the Sea Watch Foundation
I did manage to see a Dolphin and some Porpoise today but only briefly, lets hope they hang around for the survey
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Thursday 23rd July 04.55-07.00 W1-1 broken cloud calm sea

Grey Heron 1s
Common Scoter 71n 9s
Black h Gull 1s
Whimbrel 2s
Common Tern 1n 23s
Sandwich Tern 13n 61s
Red th Diver 1s
Curlew 4s
Common Gull 2s
Manxie 16n 8s
05.20 White beaked Dolphin only 1 seen mid distance coming towards me, unusually i didn't see them again
Puffin 4n 1s
05.25 Porpoise 2 feeding
Arctic Tern 1n 26s
Knot 2s
Velvet Scoter1n
Redshank 6n 1s
Turnstone 1n