Sunday, 15 May 2016

Mine's a treble......

Roseate Tern, Great northern Diver and a load more Arctic Terns passed Whitburn Obs by 10.15 this morning. Both Marks joined me and Stevie Thunder lived up to his name but made a canny contribution
My year ticks seem to come in threes more often than not lately and they did again today with Rosy and Little Tern added plus a Ruff. My Obs list is on a remarkable 141. It was an enjoyable watch on a calm sea with two Dolphins a fitting end to the watch.
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Sunday 15th May N1-2 calm sea part cloud

Common Gull 130n 7s
Sandwich Tern 23n 272s
Fulmar 102n
Gannet 253n 7s
Whimbrel 3n
Dunlin 54n
Arctic Tern 155n 3s
Ruff 1n
Manxie 33n 1s
Ringed Plover 36n
Great n Diver 1n 2 on sea
Goosander 1n
Shelduck 4n 3s
Curlew 2n
Black h Gull 8n 5s
Common Scoter 6n 6s
Swallow 3n
Little Tern 5n 4s
Roseate Tern 1n
Sanderling 4n
Eider 1s
Shag 3n
09.40 2 Bottlenose Dolphins north maybe more