Monday, 30 November 2015

Happy Mondays..........

Balearic Shearwater 2 Little Auks and a Little Gull were off Whitburn Obs today. Mondays are always happy for me now as i no longer work them. Stoney was in the house and it looked dire, none of the forecasted wind, rain on the way and bugger all moving. Still i always say you will always see something from the Obs. I picked up a Balearic Shearwater well north of us then a couple of Little Auks sat on the dead calm sea. Rob called the Little Gull feeding offshore, throw in a Great northern and add to that more Porpoise than we've seen for ages. Yes happy Monday indeed, we left as the forecast rain started. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 30th November 07.30-10.00 W1 calm sea cloud cover

Curlew 6n 17s
Common Gull 1n 10s
Red th Diver 12n 21s
Black h Gull 27n 31s
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Turnstone 15s
Eider 2n
Shag 2n
Porpoise at least 7
Little Auk 2 on the sea
Balearic Shearwater 1n 08.40
Great n Diver 1n
Little Gull ad feeding offshore