A large offshore group of bottlenose dolphins joined us on our trip yesterday to everyone’s delight. This was a traveling pod consisting of multiple calves and juveniles which approached Free Spirit from quite a distance away to come and say hello and bow ride. We rarely get to see them so close so this was pretty special and the odd dolphin appeared to be peering back at us from below. A couple of beautiful great northern divers were also spotted as well as peregrine falcons, a variety of waders and several seals, and a minke whale was reported to us in Falmouth Bay lunge feeding among 100 or so common dolphins. Tragically, we suspect that the latest seal pup that we’ve been recording recently, number 3 from the same cove, has very sadly also now been washed away in the horrible weather we had at the end of last week.
+-76 Bottlenose Dolphins, offshore group, including calves with foetal folds, 9 Atlantic Grey Seals, no sign of seal pup sadly, 2 Great Northern Divers, 8 Mediterranean Gulls, 5 Guillemots, Gannets, 3 Peregrine Falcons, at nest site, 4 Turnstones, 4 Little Grebes, 3 Curlews