Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Call of the wild.....

2 Roseate Terns and 69 Arctic Terns passed Whitburn Obs on my early morning watch today. It was a beautiful morning with little wind, full cloud and a dead calm sea just right for watching Terns passing
The Roseate Terns were calling as they passed close inshore, a strange eerie call, but by far the star birds were the Arctic Terns. Such an elegant sea bird, was a pleasure to watch them, not sure why they were heading south tho. I had to head south a little earlier than i would have liked due to nasty old work. This is what i saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 21st June 04.35-06.35 SE1 dead calm sea 7/8 cloud

Gannet 61n 16s
Puffin n52n 11s
Sandwich Tern 4n 206s
Common Tern 5n 24s
Canada Goose 44s
Greylag Goose 2s
Roseate Tern 2s
Black h Gull 1n 1s
Manx Shearwater 3n 1s
Curlew 2s
Arctic Tern 7n 62s
Eider 3s
Common Scoter 53n 7s
Redshank 1n
Porpoise 3n