November 18th

November 18th, 2017

With a lovely crisp and frosty morning to start with and everyone dressing up accordingly, a beautiful calm sea greeted us all. A fun-filled and exciting day most certainly lay ahead! Running the coastline first, Peregrine Falcons and Ravens gave us all some fabulous, spectacular and close up views of these two special birds, in their own right, both apex predators that dominate our coastal skies. Moving off the coastline it wasn’t long before I was calling over the PA.. fins and splashes at the 2 o’clock! Porpoise, Harbour Porpoise dashing and splashing… as they chased down their pray, some one hundred metres away. This joyfully was a large family group including a mother with her tiny little calf alongside her. Giving us all some stunning close up views as they both came over as we were stopped to say hello.. joyful!

Then, to our complete surprise, whilst we were all still enjoying the spectacle of all these tiny little Harbour Porpoise.. with my eyes still continually scanning and searching everywhere.. just away to my 10 o’clock, the sea’s surfaced totally erupted as half a dozen Giant Bluefin blasted out feeding, in a series of explosive sprays!! So exciting to witness and observe as these were true giants coming up to feed, quite literally tearing the seas surface apart, as they rush headlong at full speed to feed. Such impressive and powerful fishes.

10 Harbour Porpoise from two different interactions including mother calf maternal group, 3 Atlantic Grey Seals, 9 Giant Bluefin Tuna from two different interactions, BONXIE Great Skua, 2 Peregrine Falcons, 2 Ravens, Razorbills and Guillemots, lots offshore feeding and passing through, Gannets, Kittiwakes, lots offshore feeding, 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 9 Little Grebes, 8 Oystercatchers


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