Saturday, 12 September 2009

All round Wales!

An invitation to join Dan Worth on his RHIB;Razorbill out of the Teifi Estuary provided a welcome oportunity to glimpse the stunningly beautiful north Pembrokeshire/southern Ceredigian coastline with the added bunus of a brief encounter with a Bottlenose Dolphin that briefly joined us. Sea Trust stalwarts; Rich Crossen and Steve Berry, brought photographic expertise and equipment as can bee seen from Rich Crossens pic's (above).
Equally welcome was the meeting with my old mate Mark Williams who skippers the EA survey vessel "Vigilance". He greeted me with the news of a "superpod" of "at least 500" Common Dolphins seen the day before off St Govans Head!
Richard Stonier reported another somewhat smaller pod of ten Common Dolphins from Strumble... but all cetaceans are super !
Its amazing what a bit of good weather produces in the way of sightings and the last few reports certainly cover the larger part of Wales, proving our coastline to be prolific in species as well as numbers of cetaceans.