It may be getting cooler offshore but the wildlife is still outstanding. We were very privileged to share an interaction with a feeding mob of harbour porpoises which consisted of several tiny calves, particularly such a close one as they all suddenly appeared out of nowhere and attracted multiple gulls and gannets. It’s rare that we get more than brief glimpses of these shy animals so to see them hunting so close around us was pretty exciting. We also recorded a great diversity of birds including 5 divers, 2 purple sandpipers and a kingfisher. A high number of grey seals were spotted along the coast and giant bluefin tuna were seen busting up out of the water as we came back into towards Falmouth.
15 Harbour Porpoises, feeding under gulls and gannets, including 4 calves, Giant Bluefin Tuna, 25 Atlantic Grey Seals, 16 hauled out, including one of this year’s pups, 1 Kingfisher, up Penryn River, 5 Great Northern Divers, possibly one Black Throated Diver, winter plumage, Guillemots & Razorbills, winter and summer plumage, Mediterranean Gulls, Gannets, many diving, huge workup seen far offshore, Kittiwakes, 2 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Peregrine Falcons, 2 Ravens, one sat on nest, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Egret