Thursday, 16 July 2015

Welcome to the house of fun..................

3 Arctic Skuas and 2 Velvet Scoters passed Whitburn Obs by 07.30 this morning. I was joined by Magic Mark and we were royally entertained by our local White beaked Dolphins, i first picked them up at 05.25 and they were feeding offshore till 06.45 when they headed off south.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Thursday 16th July 04.50-07.30 NNW2 cloud cover at first then broken cloud

Black h Gull 9n 2s
Manxie 109n 3s
Common Scoter 80n 5s
Puffin 18n 8s
Arctic Skua 3n
Common Tern 14n 10s
Dunlin 2s
Arctic Tern 10n 28s
Sandwich Tern 4n 74s
05.25 White beaked Dolphin 5 ad 2juvs feeding close in, total of circa 10 around untill 06.45. We even witnessed some bow riding of a local fishing boat the first time I've witnessed this from the Obs
Teal 6n
Red th Diver 1s
Bar t Godwit 1n
Velvet Scoter 2n
Common Scoter 80n 5s
Curlew 1s