Wednesday, 5 August 2015

The tide is Terning........

Roseate Tern and 2 Little Gulls went south past Whitburn Obs by 8 o'clock this morning. Magic Mark joined me and we thoroughly enjoyed our sea watch. Conditions were excellent with good light and enough wind to encourage birds to move. Terns are heading south at an increasing rate of knots and i will be sad when they have gone, but for now enjoy....
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday5th August 05.05-08.00 SW2-3 cloud cover, calm sea

Common Gull 16s
Black h Gull 16s
Curlew 1n
Sandwich Tern 12n 75s
Arctic Tern 3n 27s
Common Scoter 21n 9s
Common Tern 27n 225s
Oyster Catcher 12s
Swift 7s
Peregrine 1s
LBBGull 1s
Redshank 7s
Arctic Skua 2s
Roseate Tern 1s juv
Little Gull 2s 1ad 1 1st sum
Dunlin 1s
Porpoise 1s
Knot 14s
Red th Diver 4s
Whimbrel 2s
Puffin 1n 1s