Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Skua surge....

2 Sooty Shearwaters and 15 Arctic Skuas passed Whitburn Obs by 07.30 this morning. Magic Mark joined me and Stoney was in the house. It was a nice change to see some Skuas as they have been very thin on the ground so far this year, shame the light was rubbish,
I left Mark and Rob int obs as i headed for work
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Wednesday 10th August 05.00-07.30 N2 cloud 2/8

Common Gull 4n 3s
Sandwich Tern 66n 18s
Manxie 97n 2s
Common Tern 36n 12s
Fulmar 75n
Arctic Skua 4n 11s
Gropper still reeling
Arctic Tern 4n
Redshank 3n
Turnstone 1n
Sooty Shearweater 2n
Dunlin 2s
Shag 1s
Bonxie 1n
Oyster Catcher 1s
Common Scoter 3n 1s
Porpoise 1n