Friday, 24 July 2015

Whitburn's Whitebeaks head south for the day........

10 plus White beaked Dolphins went south past Whitburn Obs early morning. I am seeing them so often I've claimed them for the Obs. I first picked them up at 05.20 and they slowly went south through the flags feeding on the way, last noted at 05.55 off Roker. It is difficult to get an accurate count but i would say between 10-20. It was flat calm which helped as they can be amazingly elusive at times.
As you are all now aware its the 2015 National Whale and Dolphin watch from the 25th of July till the 2nd August so i am hoping they show again over the weekend. Unfortunately its the Airshow this weekend so parking and access will be a problem

Friday 24th July 04.55-07.05 W1-2 dead calm sea

Sandwich Tern 6n 92s
Common Tern 8n 29s
Black h Gull 3s
Common Scoter 11s
Arctic Tern 16n 23s
Manxie 4n 20s
Turnstone 1s
Common Gull 1s
Red th Diver 1s
Whimbrel 4s
Teal 2n
Knot 1s
Puffin 1n 3s
Eider 1s
Little Gull 1s ad
Redshank 3n
Shag 1s
White beaked Dolphins 10-20 south feeding through the flag line 04.55-05.55