Today’s fun-filled and exciting wildlife cruises had my eyes quite literally out in stalks as I did a double , then a triple take, on what I had seen. Shearwaters, yes Shearwaters.. just five initially, making me think they possibly were Balearic as we do get them showing up through the winter. But wait, no, not Balearic but Manx Shearwaters. Amazingly, we ended up recording and sighting some +- 55 birds. Why the double, then triple take heheeee? Well, I just didn’t expect to see any Shearwaters, well not just yet, by the end of March and into April sure enough, but the 12th of March.. most certainly my earliest ever recording of these majestic Pelagic Seabirds and a joyful sight if ever there was one, to see them once again too. They were all happily feeding, in amongst mixed Auks, Kittiwakes and diving Gannets… joyful!
Two different interactions with Harbour Porpoise today, with one being a maternal group of five, happily keeping our 99% Cetaceans sightings record intact, which I have to confess I’m very happy and delighted with. Sea surface temperature today 10°C.
We are now taking bookings for our 7 hour dedicated, Pelagic Wildlife Cruises for the summer, dates as follows: 13th May, 11th June, 24th June, 7th July, 20th July, 5th August, 11th August, 22nd August, 1st September, 15th September, 26th September, 6th October. These fun-filled cruises give us the very best chance of sighting and recording the most Cetaceans possible! Please visit http://www.akwildlifecruises.co.uk/ for more information and details for booking.
6 Harbour Porpoise, from two different interactions, a maternal group of 5 with calf followed later by an individual, 34 Atlantic Grey Seals with 27 hauled out, 3 Great Northern Divers, 1 Peregrine Falcon, female, Ravens, Buzzards, +- 55 MANX SHEARWATERS, earliest ever recording, Razorbills and Guillemots, lots offshore feeding and passing through, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Scoter, single drake, Oystercatchers, Little Grebes