Friday, 8 July 2016

Is that it........

2 Roseate Terns and an Arctic Skua went south past Whitburn Obs by 08.30 this morning. Conditions were nice with good light and a calm sea but bird movement was quiet i felt myself asking like Sir Bob, is that it.
Interestingly the Rosy Terns passed at exactly the same time as yesterday. Although i had nowhere better to be it wasn't busy enough to keep me at the Obs, maybe tomorrow....
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Friday 8th July 04.30-08.30 WSW2 cloud 6/8

Gannet 53n 23s
Common Gull 4n 2s
Common Tern 15n 22s
Puffin 25n
Manxie 3n
Eider 1n
Sandwich Tern 11n 230s 1 fledgling, first of year
Black h Gull 2n 6s
Redshank 26s
Ringed Plover 1s
Arctic Skua 1s
Common Scoter 29s
Whimbrel 1n 8s
Swift 3s
Bonxie 1s
Arctic Tern 2n
Roseate Tern 2s 07.01
LBBGull 1n
Gropper still reeling behind obs