Wednesday, 14 October 2009

'Flocks' of Porpoise

A trip from St David’s to Grassholm and beyond produced the expected sights of still chick rearing Gannets together with a very large pod of Common Dolphin. The pod contained many young animals. The glassy conditions allowed us to see many Porpoise on the return leg from the Smalls to Ramsey than we could normally do. When we started counting !! we reached between 40 and 50 animals in the space of a few miles. Although we often see really good numbers of Porpoise in this area it is only on days like today when some reasonable idea of numbers can be appreciated.