Sunday, 30 August 2015

Good to be back.....

18 Little Gulls and 4 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn Obs by 10.30 this morning. Yes it is good to be back after a week in Fuerteventura, sadly i missed Kingfisher, Yellow legged Gull and Greenshank while i was away, but still time to pull back a few. I was joined by Saint Mark with a guest appearance by Foss. The lack of wind didn't help but otherwise we are not complaining. We managed to record Dolphin, Porpoise and Lobster toward the NT big count today. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 30th August 05.40-10.30 SW1 calm sea light cloud

Black h Gull 6n 78s
Dunlin 34s
Turnstone 5n 4s
Little Gull 13n 5s a mixture of adults and juvs with some nice close birds
Teal 23n 2s
05.50 White beaked Dolphin 4+ till 06.45
Curlew 11n 3s
Common Scoter 27n 26s
Eider 4s
Common Tern 19n 38s
Arctic Tern 7n 2s
Sandwich Tern 9n 32s
Manxie 3n 12s
Redshank 5n 53s
Knot 42s
Arctic Skua 4s
Peregrine 1s
Red th Diver 1n 2s
Shag 34s
Common Gull 3n 6s
LBBGull 2n
07.15 White beaked Dolphin 3plus
Ringed Plover 3s
07.30  White beaked Dolphin 4 and 1 juv
Wigeon 6n
Porpoise 4
Grey Heron 1n
Swift 3s
Sparrowhawk 1n