Monday, 4 May 2015

Strumble Diary 4 5 15. half an hour this morning!

Barbara  and the walrus managed to snatch a brief half hour at Strumble this morning soon after high water. Porp's kept popping up in a very random manner making it almost impossible to get a pic , these were the best I could manage!

Mother and calf

Sea Trust Vol' Barbara Davies.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Strumble Diary: still plenty of Porp's

Not easy to see at distance in a choppy sea but still plenty of Porpoises and again a mother and calf.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Strumble Diary: Mayday Porp's

A bit of a contrast from yesterdays beautiful azure sea, the overcast skies made the water grey as the flood tide reached its top, Still The porpoises were there to be seen if distant, if only they came as close as this gannet!Both Kay and my black lab Zorro were enthralled!

Strumble Diary 30th April...Blue sky blue sea...

Cold northerly wind made my eyes water but lots of porpoises towards the end of the flood tide but very distant . Even so the remarkable Cannon Bridge camera got these record shots, beautiful light !

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Strumble Diary 23/4/15: Porp's a plenty this morning!

I got there just before seven the sun was already up and shining another glorious spring morning. The first Porpoise I saw was nice and close I tried to snap it and no memory card! Luckily I had one with me but by the time it was installed the porp had moved on. And so began a couple of hours of frustration plenty of porp's but quite random and maddeningly elusive when I pointed my camera at them.
By about nine the tide began to flow the gulls and gannets heralded the main run of porp's and also helped in showing where to aim with the camera...

... so in the end more proof of the need to protect this porpoise paradise.

Karen is still in Aberystwyth and so are the bottles!

From Karen Burns today...

We've just been watching a group of about 10 dolphins, which included a mother and calf, just outside the harbour in Aberystwyth and moving in the bay between Tan y Bwlch and Castle Rocks. Thought the attached photos were worth sharing...

Karen & Anthony

Brilliant Karen, its good to know whats happening in Aber'!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

April 2015 Stena Fishguard Rosslare Survey...

Sea Trust Volunteers: Steve Rosser, Peter Boyle and Nick McIlvenna completed another one of our monthly Fishguard to Rosslare Stena Ferry Surveys today. 

with twenty one sightings over the outward and return surveys with 3 cetacean species including Harbour Porpoise, Risso's Dolphin and our first Minke Whale of the year. 

Sea Conditions were pretty good for most of the survey but unusually the Minke was seen whilst off effort due to sea state going above our SS 3 limit. Luckily it was  close to the ship was seen briefly by Nick  (who was on his first trip with us) and Peter.  Well done lads and thanks to all our friends at Stena Line once again!

Photos from Sea Trust archive,

Monday, 20 April 2015

Strumble Diary: Another Mother and Calf

I took over 190 pics today, most were of splashes where the porpoises had dived! Just been taking a closer look and I noticed this nice mother and calf, The calf looks pretty small probably no more than a couple of weeks old...

Strumble Diary: Dawn at Strumble, loads of Porp's....

There may be better places to watch Porpoises in Europe but I doubt it!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Strumble Diary More pic's from this week including mother and calf...

The tide race was pretty distant today but plenty of porpoises were showing 

It was difficult to get any decent shots...

We did mange to get this calf which popped up as mother dived!

above and below, mum!