Monday, 3 August 2015


A decent seawatch from Whitburn this morning. Conditions were far from ideal with a light south easterly and little cloud, but plenty was going past, including three flavours of skua.

06.10 - 08.25
Sandwich Tern    22n   113s
Common Scoter    353n   2s
Common Tern    12n   71s
Bonxie    2n
Pomarine Skua    2n
Peregrine 1 juv hunting over sea
Teal    14n   14s
Arctic Tern    1n   38s
Red-throated Diver    1s
Roseate Tern    4s
Manx Shearwater    7s
Swift    3s
Arctic Skua    2s
Whimbrel    1n
Little Gull    1n
Dunlin    3s

Porpoise    1s
White-beaked Dolphin    5s

George had called to say Black-tailed Godwit had arrived at Shibdon and there were 17 present when I got there after seawatching. Another practice at phone scoping.

Black-tailed Godwit

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