Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Long tail for breakfast....

1 Long tailed, 1 Pom and 19 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn Obs by 8am this morning. Saint Mark beat me in today ans Stoney was in the house. Good light makes a hell of a difference and we had a superb sea watch before i had to leave for work. The Long tail was an Obs year tick for me as it flew south behind 4 Arctic Skuas
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday 2nd September 05.55-08.00 NW2 cloud cover and very heavy swell

Black h Gull 2n 8s
Common Gull 3n 1s
Little Gull 13n 2s
Arctic Skua 2n 22s
Manxie 22n 21s
Puffin 1n
Common Tern 21n 34s
Red th Diver 1n 1s
Velvet Scoter 1s
Dunlin 6n
Common Scoter 4n 1s
Sandwich Tern 18n 45s
Arctic Tern 10n 20s
Curlew 2n
Whimbrel 1n
Pom Skua 1n
Long tailed Skua 1s juv
Sooty Shearwater 1n
Teal 12n
Crow 4n
Shag 1n
Black Tern 2n