October 6th

October 7th, 2019
We had several lovely interactions with harbour porpoises, including a few tiny calves on our trip yesterday with SU MarineWatch. A work up of gannets was spotted not far from shore as we came out of the Carrick Roads which led us to our first group of hunting porpoises and later in the day we also had a brief encounter with a minke whale! No Manx shearwaters were seen but we did record a variety of other bird life including a large migrating flock of house martins, several wheatears, and three different species of birds of prey. The seal pup is doing well, only days old and still very white in colour, with its parents never far away.
Trips are still available daily, we only require a minimum of 2 people to run a trip!
1 Minke Whale, 16th sighting for this year, 25 Harbour Porpoises, including calves, multiple interactions, 10 Atlantic Grey Seals, including the new born pup and its parents, +-85 House Martins, migrating south, 2 Swallows, 1 Sandwich Tern, Wheatears, 1 Peregrine Falcon, male, Kestrel, Buzzard, 11 Mediterranean Gulls, +-90 Gannets, work up, Guillemots, winter plumage

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