Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Stormy weather!

Thursdays boat trip on Celtic Wilcat cancelled due to yukky weather, Ferry Trip on Stena Europe on Friday marred by stronger winds and rain than forecasted. Saturday better but only a few porps seen.
Stevo Locas and Dad Tony had better luck at Mwnt where they had the lovely experience of a Bottlenose mother teaching her calf to dive and feed, just below them for over an hour. The Mother and calf were joined by two more adults and a calf to finish a really rewarding watch.

From Alison Ross;
Hi Cliff. I hope you're well, and dodging all this rain!!! Only one or two porps sighted at Ramsey Sound on Sat.25th July. A few more seen today Mon.27th July, probably about half a dozen, including a calf. Sightings of porps there over the last couple of months are generally down on the equivalent months last year. Hopefully it's a temporary trend and the numbers will pick up again. There is quite intense boat activity now in the Sound which is frustrating for a porpoise-watcher! Some behave in a wildlife-friendly way and some do not,(in my opinion!) All the best...