Friday, 15 July 2016

More eyes see more.....

12 Black tailed Godwits and 181 Manx Shearwaters passed Whitburn Obs by 09.30 this morning. Good light, calm sea, plenty of birds, no observers. It was the sort of day you might get a Stormie past or get a better look at the Shearwaters and call a Balearic but it was not to be. More eyes might have helped and i tried to encourage someone to join me but had no takers.  A raft of Manxies not included in my passage numbers were lost to me as the conditions changed  the sea got rough and i lost them.
This is what i saw in order of appearance

Friday 15th July 04.30-09.30 WNW then WSW cloud 8/8 calm sea

Common Scoter 179n (19 flocks of birds)
Common Gull 6n 6s
Curlew 7n 3s
Puffin 43n
Black h Gull 4n 4s
Common Tern 12n 22s
Manxie 147n 34s
Gannet 493n 20s
Whimbrel 4n 2s
Eider 8s
Dunlin 1s
Sandwich Tern 29n 101s
Arctic Tern 5n 18s
Shoveler 7n
Porpoise 1s
Redshank 1n
Kestrel 1s
Black tailed Godwit 12s
LBBGull 1s
Arctic Skua 1n 1s
Teal 2n