Saturday, 15 August 2015

Hello Kitty......

Sooty Shearwater and 2 Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs by 10am this morning. I was joined by Magic Mark, Stevie Thunder, and Stoney was in the house. At first light they were like a snowstorm teaming past, Kittiwakes going north, we had 8500 by the end of the watch. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 15th August 05.15-10.00 W2-3 cloud cover early on but clearing

Black h Gull 14n 5s
Arctic Tern 20n 7s
Kittiwake 8500n
Common Gull 3n 1s
Gannet 1260n
Manxie 45n 10s
Little Gull 1n 1s ad
Sandwich Tern 29n 33s
Golden Plover 3n
Curlew 1s
Common Tern 18n 66s
Eider 4n 1s
Sooty Shearwater 1n
Grey Heron 1n
Common Scoter 45n
Med Gull 1s ad
Velvet Scoter 1n
Shag 3n 1s
Pintail 2n
Wigeon 1s
LBBGull 2n
Ruff 1n
Oyster Catcher 9s
Porpoise 1
Goosander 1s
Arctic Skua 1n
Fulmar 120n
Sparrowhawk 1s