Monday, 29 August 2016

After the lord mayor's show...

7 Little Gulls and a Roseate Tern passed Whitburn Obs by 9am his morning. It was always going to be a hard act to follow after yesterdays first class watch, so it did feel like it was after the  lord mayor's show. I was joined by Saint Mark and Stevie Makem and Stoney was in the house. The bright sun made viewing difficult but we made the most of it and did ok in the end but didn't hang about
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Monday 29th August 05.40-09.00 W2 cloud 2/8

Curlew 7n
Black h Gull 12n 8s
Common Gull 5n 13s
Arctic Tern 6n 6s
Common Tern 24n 2s
Dunlin 19n 13s
Red th Diver 2n 2s
Common Scoter 4n
Teal 9n 3s
Sandwich Tern 3s
Redshank 4n 19s
Little Gull 4n 3s all juvs
Manx Shearwater 16n 32s
Turnstone 23n
Roseate Tern 1n juv
Arctic Skua 3n 5s
Shag 1n 2s
Goldcrest 1 in obs
Eider 1n 1s
Porpoise 2n
Ringed Plover 16s
Sooty Shearwater 1n
Whimbrel 1s