Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Killer Queen....

a Killer Whale showed off Whitburn Obs this morning slowly moving south. Magic Mark called the first blow and for the next 90 minutes we observed what we think was a female Killer Whale...
Killer Queen. Half an hour before the sighting i reminded Mark of a Humpback he had seen on New Years day a few years ago and i said it would be nice to get a Christmas Whale, Mark agreed and mentioned how calm the sea was. Would you Adam and Eve it. It was the 6th species of Cetacean i have seen from the Obs

The birds were not bad either,  Great Northern,  Med Gull and Brent Goose
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Tuesday 27th December 08.00-11.00 W2 cloud 1/8

Shag 2n 1s
Cormorant 7s
Black h Gull 3n 30s
Eider 5n 7s
Common Gull 1n 23s
Red th Diver 6n 11s
Great Northern Diver 3n
Common Scoter 10n 4s
Porpoise 1n
Gannet 7n
Scan Herring Gull 1s
Med Gull 1s ad
Killer Whale 1s 08.50-10.20
Brent Goose 1n pb