March 9th

March 9th, 2019

Sightings – March 9th

After regrettably having to postpone last week’s trip due to Storm Freya, we were delighted to be able to finally get back out at sea.  Our first trip of the year gave us two species of cetacean,  two species of seal and a fantastic diversity of exciting birds, including two species of diver, a red-necked grebe and two greak skuas. Free Spirit took us all the way down past Coverack against strong winds and with a full boat. Hunting gannets could be seen circling high throughout the trip and we passed multiple small rafts of guillemots and razorbills as well as an early flock of Manx shearwaters. We had good seal numbers today including a single, much rarer, common seal. Upsettingly however, this common seal could be seen with huge gashes on its side from an old propeller injury, but luckily looks like it’s healing very well considering. 

To find out more or book onto one of our wildlife cruises, please drop us an email at info@akwildlifecruises.co.uk or phone 01326 316098… and if you do decide to join us please remember to wrap up warmly with full waterproofs!

5 Common Dolphins, group of young adults foraging, 2 Harbour Porpoises, 1 COMMON SEAL, 16 Atlantic Grey Seals, 3 hauled out, including pup, 1 Peregrine Falcon, female sat on cliff, 2 ‘Bonxie’ Great Skuas, including 1 juvenile, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 BLACK-THROATED DIVER, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 10 Manx Shearwaters, flying through, 3 Fulmars, 1 nesting, 2 Kittiwakes, Gannets, circling and diving, Guillemots and Razorbills, sat on the water and offshore flying through, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Whimbrel, Shags and Cormorants, 2 Ravens

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