July 14th – 29th

July 31st, 2018

Helloooo me hearties. No excuses but excitingly, you have all been keeping me so busy offshore daily and twice daily, so to be perfectly honest, just trying to keep all your enquiries and bookings answered has kept me completely focused on that most important of all jobs, leaving very little time for anything else so unfortunately, my sightings and posts have had to take a back seat, However, just to keep you all up to speed, my wildlife sightings have remained truly phenomenal and absolutely fabulous, bringing excitement and wonderment to all over these last few weeks. Cetacean sightings have given us five different species, with multiple Minke Whales, incredibly both the offshore and inshore Bottlenose Dolphins, multiple sightings of Common Dolphins, beautiful White Beaked Dolphins, and fabulous multiple sightings of multiple pods of tiny little Harbour Porpoises.

Excitingly, we have also started observing and recording lots of fantastic feeding frenzies involving many hundreds and hundreds of Gannets, literally like a cloud of snowflakes pouring out of the sky and diving headlong into the sea, along with some vast whirling feeding masses of Manx Shearwaters which are always so exciting to witness and observe, with our first two Sooty Shearwaters and Balearics being recorded. It’s most certainly exciting times ahead as the wildlife sightings from now on are only going to get better and better as we slowly move through the summer and in to the autumn.

If I may kindly recommend and suggest if you are considering joining one of my dedicated wildlife cruises to please contact me well in advance, giving as much notice as possible. I am happily running extra cruises daily to keep up with your kind bookings. Thank you all so much for your fabulous support and for helping me to record and document all the fascinating and outstanding wildlife we have been observing.

5 Minke Whales, total of 27 now for 2018, +- 85 offshore Bottlenose Dolphins, maternal pod with calves and juveniles, first sighting followed by a second sighting the day after by +- 45 adults, 15 inshore Bottlenose Dolphins with two babies, 10 White Beaked Dolphins, +- 100 Common Dolphins, sightings  virtually daily, multiple pods and feeding frenzies, many Harbour Porpoises, multiple sightings of multiple pods, group sizes 10+ with serval larger feeding frenzies with gatherings involving +- 25 individuals, clouds of Gannets overhead, LEATHERBACK TURTLE, Atlantic Grey Seals, most days, hauled out and swimming, Oceanic Sunfish, multiple sightings and breaching individuals, Blue Sharks, finning, 9 Foot Thresher Shark, twice breaching individual, amazing sight to behold, absolute beauty, SOOTY SHEARWATERS, FIRST TWO FOR 2018, BALEARIC SHEARWATERS, FIRST THREE FOR 2018, many Storm Petrels, thousands of Manx Shearwaters including one feeding gathering involving several thousand, quite a sight a whirling mass, Gannets, several feeding frenzies involving a thousand + birds pouring in over and around feeding Common Dolphins, 7 BONXIE GREAT SKUAS, 4 POMERINE SKUAS, Peregrine Falcons as family groups with their 2018 fledged chicks, beautiful, Buzzards, many thermalling high over the cliff meadows, Kestrels, family groups hunting, Ravens, family groups, Mediterranean Gulls, adults and juveniles everywhere, feeding along current lines, Kittiwake, Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins, full adults and first year fledged chick, Egrets, Herons, Oystercatchers, Curlews, Whimbrels, Redshanks, Common Sandpiper, 2 Purple Sandpipers, Moon Jellyfish, Mauve Stinger Jellyfish, Compass Jellyfish

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