Tuesday, 24 June 2008

National Whale and Dolphin Watch Part III

I don't bl**dy beleeeeve it! Yesterday there was a Storm Petrel at Fleetwood, only 5 miles up the road.

Great conditions today; flat sea so no ripples, grey sky so no shadows - no Porpoises either though. Which begs the question; if they aren't in my patch of sea where are they?

So what did the intrepid watchers see? A very distant Grey Seal, 2 Sandwich Terns, a Gannet, a Great Crested
Grebe which dived and came up with a fish right in front of us, 10 Common Scoters going north, probably the same 10 as yesterday, and 4 Curlews - - not a lot in the hour's watch!

Better luck tomorrow? The weather is supposed to deteriorate....oh no....

Below is a photo of just about all you get to see of a Porpoise. I took this photo from a moving boat out of St David's in Pembrokeshire.

Bottle-nosed Dolphin taken by Phil Ashman 9th May 2006 at South Prom.

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