June 29th – July 3rd

July 4th, 2018

Hellooo me hearties .. With such a glorious, long, warm run of weather covering the whole of our beloved Kernow, it’s been blue skies and hot, hot, hot every single day. Sea Surface temperatures have been running incredibly hot too at a high 19.04 – 20.04 degrees Celsius, WOW .. Over this long week of fabulous weather with blue and yellow being the primary colour, the colour of the sea has been a truly stunning azure turquoise blue, making anything BLACK incredibly visible from miles away. Wildlife sightings and interactions have remained brilliant and very exciting, with another family of Peregrine Falcons successfully raising and fledging their two beautiful chicks, along with Guillemots, Razorbills, Shags, Cormorants and Gulls all now too with their dear little chicks, bringing lots of Oooooo’s and Ahhhhhh’s from all.

Offshore with those incredibly warm sea surface temperatures, what has amazed me is the numbers of bait fish shoals, showing clearly as dark black in colour, large moving blobs, swimming just inches below the surface, high up bathing in the heat All FRY, thousands of fry, which is just joyful to see. However, I have to say, what is strange offshore still is the lack of any Mackerel which one would now be expecting to see, especially now with all the above fry available for them to feed on and Gannets. The lack of any Gannets feeding offshore is very noticeable all in fact due to the lack of Mackerel or other larger bait fish for them to feed on. Hopefully this will all change and from now on, traditionally everything wild starts to build and build .. Cetacean numbers, Minke Whales, and lots of other beauties bringing untold excitement to all.

Talking of which, was the fabulous interaction we all shared on Monday the 2nd Of July when excitedly, I spied away in the distance a large fast moving multiple maternal pod of Common Dolphins all hunting like a pack of hounds on the scent of their prey, giving us all some truly wonderful and incredibly exciting viewings as they rushed through like speed boats, spray flying as in multiples they caught their fishy yummies, leaving me to reflect how privileged and lucky I am to be able to witness such remarkable natural events.

With enquiries and bookings coming in continually, if I can please recommend trying to contact me and book in advance of the date or day you would like to come as I only take small parties out at any one time. Twelve is our maximum and with this beautiful run of fabulous weather and some magical wildlife to enjoy, understandably seats are filling fast and bookings are coming in continually. To find out more please feel free to email info@akwildlifecruises.co.uk. Or phone either 01326 316098 or 753389. Looking forward to sharing lots more exciting wildlife adventures with you all.

Common Dolphins, multiple pods, both offshore and tight inshore, hunting groups, largest maternal group +-100, lots of calves and juveniles, Harbour Porpoise, multiple sightings, mainly individuals, largest group maternal group of 4, Atlantic Grey Seals, everyday, hauled out and swimming, 7 as biggest group, Blue Jellyfish everywhere, Oceanic Sunfish, multiple Bait Fish shoals both inshore and offshore.. Fry of various species, Gannets passing through, both brown fledglings and adults, the odd one or two feeding, Manx Shearwaters passing through, multiple flocks +-30 and singles, Storm Petrels, offshore zipping about, Puffins offshore and flying through, Guillemots, lots offshore feeding, bringing Sand Eels back to nest site, lots of their baby ‘jumblings’ ready to go, Razorbills, lots offshore feeding and bringing in Sand Eels back to nest site, baby jumplings ready to go, 3 Bridled Guillemots, Peregrine Falcons, another fabulous family group with two new chicks fledged, Kestrels, Buzzards, Ravens, family group, Mediterranean Gulls, building in numbers, both stunning full adults and juveniles, Fulmars, Kittiwakes, Egrets, Herons, Oystercatchers, Whimbrels, Curlews, Rock Pipits

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