April 8th

April 8th, 2018

With another truly beautiful day forecast.. light breezes, flat sea, sun, glorious sun, and blue skies above, we were all treated to multiple passing Puffins along with lots of Manx Shearwaters, all shared with some truly magical and incredibly exciting close up and personal encounters with both Seals and lots of Harbour Porpoise today, bringing squeals of joy to all. One dear little Seal Pup, no bigger than just two feet in length, so tiny, we amazingly found way offshore, hunting in some 200 feet of water.. wow.. where it happily caught and dined on a yummy Red Gurnard then decided it wanted to come right over to say helloooo. How adorable.. ending up just an arm’s length away.. everyone just completely mesmerised. Nothing more magical than when a completely wild and free animal decides it’s happy to come right over so trustingly, to say helloooo. Truly joyful such cherished memories..

Great Northern Divers were spectacular today with many now moulted and displaying their stunningly beautiful full summer plumage.. what magnificent birds. How privileged we are to have them over wintering with us here in Cornwall. I also recorded my first Butterfly today, a Meadow Brown, followed smartly by a bumbling along heheee buzzzzzing Bumble Bee. Whooopeee. Springs warmth finally sprung.. well I’m on two knees praying it has..

16 Harbour Porpoise, four different sightings including some lovely close up and personal encounters, all at different locations, 12 Atlantic Grey Seals, one tiny little 2 foot long ween pup found way offshore hunting in 200 feet of water, 6 PUFFINS, 16 Great Northern Divers 16, many displaying full SUMMER PLUMAGE, Manx Shearwaters, lots offshore, Guillemots and Razorbills, lots offshore, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Ravens, Rock Pipits, Phytoplankton visible, Meadow Brown, 1st Butterfly 2018, Bumble Bee, 1st 2018

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