Thursday, 2 July 2015

Who ate all the Sandwich Terns..............

An adult Mediterranean Gull went north past Whitburn Obs by 7am this morning. Black headed Gull numbers have increased this week and i always check them for something better and today it was a cracking Med Gull. One of these days i will nail that Bonaparte's past the Obs.
Sandwich Terns normally pass at 100-200 at least in my early morning watch, don't know what happened today but they were well down
This is what i saw today in order of appearance

Thursday 2nd July 04.55-07.00 broken cloud, early mist

Black h Gull 41n 31s
Sandwich Terns 11n 18s
Common Tern 13n 3s
Puffins 18n 10s
Gannet 26n 95s
Manxie 2n 2s
Red br Merganser1n
Common Scoter 54n 228s
Swift 2n
Common Gull 3n 3s
05.55 Med Gull ad nth
Arctic Tern 6n
Whimbrel 8s
Eider 2n 3s