Friday, 26 August 2016

Sun sun go away.....

2 Roseate Terns and 7 Little Gulls passed Whitburn Obs in 3 hours this morning. The rhyme is normally rain rain go away but it was the sun that was a pain this morning. I was preying for clouds but gave in before they arrived, light is everything with sea watching and it was crap. Had plenty of goo birds tho and this is what i saw in order of appearance

Friday 26th August 05.40-08.40 W1-2 cloud 0/8

Common Gull 3n 1s
Oystercatcher 13s
Curlew 1n 3s
Knot 10s
Common Tern 20n 60s
Redshank 6s
Black h Gull 1n 4s
Whimbrel 2n 1s
Teal 7n
Arctic Tern 11n 4s
Grey Heron 1s
Turnstone 4s
Roseate Tern 1n 1s
Red th Diver 1n
Whinchat 1 on firing range fence
Arctic Skua 2n 5s
Sandwich Tern 16n 1s
Little Gull 7s (2 adults)