We had lovely sea and weather conditions on Sunday (which makes a change from this recent wet weather!) and were lucky enough to spot a pod of Risso’s dolphins way offshore. Unusually, we have been seeing more Risso’s than common dolphins or harbour porpoises so far in June but it was fantastic to have another encounter, this time with a different group of mostly adults, and particularly to see them breaching.
Some fabulous seabird sightings were recorded too including multiple storm petrels, hundreds of Manx shearwaters and several puffins, and a minke whale sighting was reported to us, having been sighted close by. There are lots of large bait fish shoals offshore which is a good sign and we still have have spaces available over the coming weeks if you would like to join us on one of our dedicated wildlife cruises.
9 Risso’s Dolphins, 8 Atlantic Grey Seals, 14 Storm Petrels, 100s of Manx Shearwaters, 7 Puffins, flybys, Guillemots, offshore flybys and feeding, Razorbills, flybys and feeding, 27 Gannets, travelers, 9 Kittiwakes, offshore, 4 Sandwich Terns, 1 Great Northern Diver, full summer plumage, 2 Peregrine Falcons, pair male female, 1000s of Barrel Jellyfish everywhere, some huge