Friday, 27 May 2016

Puffs Galore....

Roseate Tern and Arctic Skua went north past Whitburn Obs by 11.00 this morning. No two days are alike in the obs and after yesterdays northerly and mist today it was easterly and perfect light. It was my earliest start of the year and i saw plenty of movement early on but this soon dried up to a trickle, still its always a pleasure in good light. Puffins were on the move....
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Friday 27th May 04.30-11.00 NE1-2

Tufted Duck 4n
Puffin 367n
Common Gull 8n 1s
Gannet 144n 18s
Fulmar 28n
Common Scoter 56n 19s
Red th Diver 19n 1s
Common Tern 19n 10s
Arctic Tern 22n 4s
Manxie 10n
Shag 6n
Sandwich Tern 46n 92s
LBBGull 3n
Shelduck 1s
Porpoise 4n
Sanderling 2n
Roseate Tern 1n
Arctic Skua 1n
Little Tern 1s
Goosander 7n
Red br Merganser 3n
Whimbrel 2n
Curlew 1n
Swallow 25n
Turnstone 4n