Monday, 26 October 2009

Sowerby's Beaked Whale Stranding

A Sowerby's Beaked whale, Mac IWDG

From: Steve Rosser

Hi Cliff
Just seen this on Glamorgan Bird Club sightings page posted by Dave Carrington the manager/boss of Kenfig yesterday. No photo posted as of 13.30 today.

Sighting Location
Kenfig NNR
Just heard that a dead beaked whale species has been found on Sker Beach (Kenfig Sands) about half way along. I'll post a photo on the forum when the wardens email one through to my home. The whale is due to be removed tomorrow.

Thanks Steve nice one! I spoke to Rod Penrose (strandings) seems it was a Sowerby’s Beaked Whale which was decomposing/damaged etc and may have been an animal reported off the Devon Coast a couple of weeks ago but not confirmed. Allthingsgood, cliff