Monday, 30 May 2016

Any Tern will do.......

3 Roseate Terns and a Blue Fulmar passed Whitburn Obs by 10 this morning. It was misty when i arrived for my very early 4.30 start but you could see with bins and later use a scope. The birds were passing close inshore which helped give me fantastic views of the star birds. Saint Mark and the Sheriff joined me for a while before heading for that garden. After our forth species of tern we thought we might be on for 5 species like yesterday. Would it be Whiskered, Bridled, Gull billed, Black or Little.
Sadly it was none of the above this time
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Monday 30th May 04.30-10.00 N2-3 mist drizzle full low cloud cover

Puffin 42n 3s
Gannet 179n 21s
Fulmar 216n
Blue Fulmar 1n L
Common Gull 7n 8s
LBBGull 3n
Common Scoter 6n 37s
Arctic Tern 19n
Red th Diver 1s
Teal 5n
Sandwich Tern 19n 36s
Canada Goose 4n
Common Tern 9n
Roseate Tern 3n
Swallow 24n
Sand Martin 28n
Mallard 3n
Ringed Plover 2n
Dunlin 1n
Black h Gull 1n