What a glorious weekend for us all, with the whole of Falmouth Bay resembling a mill pond, there was really only one place for Free Spirit to go…with the nod and smiles of approval from all on board, it was offshore we go in a big wide loop! Running West, then South, then East, then West and East in long zig zags to cover as much of the Bay as possible, before we finally headed North and back in to Falmouth! Total mileage covered as a round trip was 42 1/2 miles, wow!! Multiple interactions with both Harbour Porpoise and Sooty Shearwaters, were the stars of our wildlife adventure show, along with thousands of Manx Shearwaters! As the whole of Falmouth Bay was quite literally alive, with multiple feeding groups and aggregations of these stunning pelagic seabirds, who are currently feasting away and gorging themselves on a bay full of immense shoals of tiny little baitfish…indicating that Minke Whales, who also feast on these tiny baitfish, won’t be too far away!! Exciting times ahead for us all, especially as this years fun-filled, Annual National Whale and Dolphin Watch Week is approaching, from 29th July to 6th August!! If you would like to book up or find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you would prefer to phone 01326 316 098. We will be thrilled and delighted to hear from you all!!
Unidentified Cetacean, possibly Minke Whale, just a brief view before it disappeared, 9 Harbour Porpoise from three interactions, 4 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, Manx Shearwaters, thousands of birds, in multiple feeding groups and aggregations, Fulmars, Gannets, 35 Common Scoters, Guillemots, Razorbills, Arctic Skua Dark Phase, 55 Mediterranean Gulls in three large groups comprising of both full adult summer plumage and juveniles, offshore feeding in the current lines, 3 Atlantic Grey Seals and a possible pregnant female observed, Swifts, Swallows, Rock Pipits, Egrets, Herons, Mute Swans.