April 22nd – 29th

April 30th, 2019

We have continued to maintain a fantastic diversity of wildlife sightings in the past week, including 3 different species of cetaceans, 2 species of seal and a whole plethora of coastal and pelagic birds. We’re starting to see Manx shearwaters in their THOUSANDS offshore, great northern divers in their full summer plumage, puffins in double figures, and the breeding site for guillemots and razorbills becoming very busy. Last week we sighted a pod of the stunning Risso’s dolphins close inshore with some very white adults as well as mother with a tiny pale calf, and on another trip we sighted 5 different types of auk… puffins, razorbills, guillemots, bridled guillemots and the very rare black guillemot, likely the same one we saw recently. 

On Easter Monday we were privileged to join Sir Robin Knox-Johnston with a flotilla of sailing yachts to celebrate his 50 year anniversary of becoming the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world. 

6 Risso’s Dolphins,+-50 Common Dolphins, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Common Seal, Atlantic grey Seals, 22 Puffins, 100s of Guillemots and Razorbills, 8 Bridled Guillemots, 1 Black Guillemot, 36 Great Northern Divers, Fulmars, Sandwich Terns, 1000s Manx Sheawaters, Mediterranean Gulls, 100s of Kittiwakes, Ravens, Peregrine Falcons, Swallows, Shelducks, Barrel Jellyfish

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