Saturday, 21 April 2018

Strumble Diary 21/04/2018

What a difference in two days. Yesterday I spent two hours in the car park at Strumble and never even saw the water due to the thick mist that covered most of the coast. Today in comparison was sunny and clear, so on a rising tide I settled in for a morning session. Once the tide race formed the porps started moving in with a good number showing well if not a little distant at first. Two returning animals recorded one with a calf so a very worthwhile session. Cliff joined me for the latter part and together we watched and enjoyed the last of the action before they moved out to deeper water.




















Thursday, 19 April 2018

More from the Sea Trust Porp-Fin Team 19/4/18.

From today! Another group of around 10-15 individuals. Light not great and most too far for photo ID.

Holly Dunn
Citizen Science Project Officer
Sea Trust


Strumble Diary Sea Trust Porp-Fin Team! 18/4/18

This is the best photo from yesterday. Had a group of around 10 porps, we could see them under the water but they’re weren’t surfacing much.

Holly Dunn
Citizen Science Project Officer
Sea Trust

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Strumble Diary 15/4/18

A mainly wet and windy day but brightened up for an hour at tea time. I was lucky to be joined by my old friend Edward Hughes who was soon spotting porpoises for me!






Diolch Edward!

Friday, 13 April 2018

Strumble Diary 13/4 /18

A quite late afternoon visit an hour before full tide produced a bit of porp action. Although a bit distant I managed a few pic's to keep the ball rolling in Kens absence.







Thursday, 12 April 2018

Strumble Diary 11/4/18



Sadly Lloyd and Sean missed out during their Porp-fin survey as the tide was not particularly helpful.
Later on Ken, Gita and myself had quite a productive session as the tide rose towards its peak.
Ken will have more stuff later but here's a few tasters including a short video showing some of the action...





Monday, 9 April 2018

Strumble Diary 09/04/2018

An excellent session today, in fact almost an identical one to yesterday as far as general observations and timing were concerned. The same slow but steady start with a good number of porpoise showing from the west through an arc to the north east. A large group seemed to be feeding way out over the bias bank with several gannets and many gulls in attendance. As yesterday when the tide race formed very late in the tide a large group of porpoise moved in and started feeding vigorously. The main difference today though was the way they set about feeding with two or three distinct groups of up to seven animals foraging in tight formation rather than splitting up as they might normally do. All together between those that came in close and the distant but frequently sighted earlier porps I'd estimate a total of between 40-50 through the session.