Sunday, 2 August 2015

A bit of Ruff......

Pom Skua and 2 Roseate Terns passed Whitburn Obs this morning on a busy sea watch. I was joined by Magic and Saint Mark and later Hoggie and Walter. Despite the nothing conditions we managed to see a load of birds, its on days like this you wish you wernt doing the log. Star birds were the Ruff,  a new Obs year tick on a good wader day.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 2nd August 05.05-10.05 SW1-2 then SE2 cloud cover

Curlew 4n 2s
Sandwich Tern 12n 65s
Ringed Plover 3s
Common Tern 12n 168s
Common Scoter 171n 57s
Arctic Tern 35n 38s
Manxie 12n
Common Gull 4n 5s
Dunlin 2n 80s
Teal 8n 3s
Black h Gull 10n 7s
Redshank 6n 9s
Whimbrel 23s
Puffin 14n 5s
Eider 5n
Red th Diver 1s
Turnstone 1n 1s
Sanderling 30n 10s
Grey Plover 1sArctic Skua 2n 4s
Little Gull 1n 1s ads
Roseate Tern 2s 1 ad 1 juv
Knot 1s
Pom Skua 1n adult with spoons
Ruff 2s
Bar t Godwit 2n 1s
Great n Diver 1 on sea drifted north