August 4th

August 6th, 2017

With only a few more days remaining in this year’s fun-filled and exciting, Annual National Whale and Dolphin Watch Week 2017, run and organised by the fabulous Sea Watch Foundation, happily we once again recorded not only one species, but two species of Cetaceans, and multiple fun-filled and exciting interactions too! There is no denying it, that Dolphins, ANY Dolphins, always bring happiness and joy to everyone who is privileged enough to see them in the wild, wild and free as they always should be! So when I called over the PA that I could see Dolphins at my 1 O’Clock, some 800 metres away heading down sea and just dorsal FINS tipping, initially it was deathly silence, as everyone searched through the rolling waves… However, with two beaming, happy smiles, as soon as the first person also picked them up, as they surfed their way down sea, it was squeals and excited exclamations of happiness and joy, rising to exulted fever pitch, as everyone else, also happily got them in their vision! As they rushed in and jockeyed for position, around Free Spirit, to play in her bow pressure wave and enjoy everyone’s excited squeals of euphoria! As there is no denying, when you watch the body language from the Dolphins, they most definitely “pick up” on this human excitement, vocalisations and euphoria, which always makes my heart skip a beat and brings me beaming smiles of happiness, as there is nothing I enjoy more, than sharing my passion and knowledge for all wildlife with you all!!

The next up and coming months will only get more exciting now, as more and more Cetaceans and Giant Bluefin Tuna come back in to feed, in the rich and sheltered waters of Falmouth Bay! So it’s most definitely exciting times ahead…

+ – 72 Common Dolphins from two different interactions with maternal pods, mothers with calves, pod sizes 27 and 45, 9 Harbour Porpoise from four different interactions, pod sizes: 1, 2, 2, and 4, 25 STORM PETRELS, Lots of Manx Shearwaters continually passing through offshore, Lots of Gannets continually passing through offshore, 2 Guillemots, 15 Mediterranean Gulls, 12 Kittiwakes, 1 Sandwich Tern, 5 Peregrine Falcons from three different interactions, young birds and adults, 3 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 8 Common Scoters, 3 Purple Sandpipers, 7 Turnstones, 17 Oystercatchers, 6 Curlews, 3 Egrets, 2 Herons, Swallows gathering in small groups, Swifts, 5 Atlantic Grey Seals, Oceanic Sunfish, Lots of Compass Jellyfish.

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