February 23rd

February 23rd, 2018

Just two clients on board today’s 2 hour trip, and due to the strong easterly winds creating a rough sea, we stayed sheltered within the Carrick Roads and explored the Fal estuary. But even with this shorter than normal trip and the sea conditions preventing us from heading out offshore, we still managed to sight 2 different Cetacean species! Firstly, a lone adult Harbour Porpoise just in the entrance to the Carrick Roads, then a pod of just under 50 Common Dolphins hunting between Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, including a tiny calf and 5 juveniles. Very rarely are these Dophins seen so far inshore in Falmouth, but recently they have been drawn here by high densities of bait fish, also attracting lots of diving Gannets. Heading up river, we also spotted a group of Red-Breasted Mergansers sitting on the water.. overall, an excellent trip with a diversity of wildlife. The weather is getting noticeably colder out on the water now however, so make sure you wrap up warmly if you are considering joining us on a trip!

48 Common Dolphins, hunting in the Carrick Roads, 1 Harbour Porpoise, lone adult, 12 Red-Breasted Mergansers, a mixture of drakes and hens, Gannets, diving in the Carrick Roads, lots of Shags, Cormorants, Greater Black-Backed Gulls, Kittiwake, Ravens, 2 Dabchicks, 3 Curlews, Buzzard, Egret, +-35 Mute Swans

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