Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Coming up Rosies.....

Balearic Shearwater and 2 Roseate Terns passed Whitburn Obs early morning. Sea watching conditions were difficult early on with bright sun and a stiff SEasterly wind and rough sea. I was having trouble getting on a bird that wasn't a Kittiwake. When Stoney arrived it took him 10 minutes to make his first note and things did improve. Two pairs of eyes are better than on. We saw our now daily Rosy Terns and Rob saw his first Balearic of the season, alls well.......
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 4th August 04.55-07.05 SSE3-4 clear sky and rough sea

Sandwich Tern 32n 21s
Common Scoter 7n 5s
Black h Gull 12s
Bar tailed Godwit 2s
Knot 2s
Common Tern 6n 4s
Common Gull 4s
Oyster Catcher 14s
Arctic Tern 3n 4s
Roseate Tern 2s 1ad 1juv
Swift 3s
06.30 Balearic Shearwater 1n
Porpoise 1n
Red th Diver 1 on sea
Arctic Skua 1s