Friday, 6 May 2016

Everythings gonna Tern out right...

3 Black Terns and a Little Gull passed Whitburn Obs by 10.30 this morning. Magic Mark is back from his pilgrimage and back to his best picking out 3 Black Terns. Saint Mark was in briefly and put me onto a Sedge Warbler and i heard a Lesser Whitethroat, so that's another fantastic three year ticks bringing my obs list to 136. Hoggie hobbled in late on. It was our highest count of Terns so far this year, still need to catch up with Little and Rosy.....
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 6th May 05.05-10.30 SE1-2 cloud/mist

Red th Diver 8n 2s
Common Scoter 21n 35s
Eider 4n
Common Gull 20n 22s
Sandwich Tern 29n 365s
Gannet42n 28s
Arctic Tern 12n 47s
Common Tern 29n 164s
Puffin 16n 11s
Shelduck 3s
Shag 6n 1s
LBBGull 6n
Tufted Duck 6s
Manxie 24n 9s
Black h Gull 22s
Sand Martin 6s
Sparrowhawk 1n
Swallow 6s
Ringed Plover 1s
Gadwall 3s
Whimbrel 1n
Greylag Goose 1s
Dunlin 1n
Little Gull 1n
Canada Goose 3s
Black Tern 3s 09.15
Bottlenose Dolphin circa 12 south 09.35-09.50
Gropper 1 reeling
Sedge Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1