June 3rd, 2021
A soggy day today… we’re certainly looking forward to nicer conditions over the next couple of weeks! Nevertheless we had a lovely close encounter with a young minke whale which was feeding in just 13m of water and surfaced quite regularly in the area, staying with us for 20 minutes and giving everyone on board great views (stock image as no camera on board today!). This is around the 8th minke whale that we know of recorded in Famlouth Bay so far this year. A high number of grey seals was seen again along the coast to the east – we’ve been recording more seals for this time of year than we can remember recording on any previous year. Some of our first storm petrels were spotted as well as lots of shearwaters, fulmars and a trio of auks including a single puffin.
1 Minke Whale, 12ft juvenile feeding, 28 Atlantic Grey Seals, 9 Storm Petrels, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Puffin, flying through offshore, lots of Guillemots, Razorbills, lots of Manx Shearwaters, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, lots of Gannets, hunting and traveling