Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Porps at the end of the day...

An evening visit to Strumble showed a steady stream of manxies making their way back to the islands and a reasonably flat sea as the tide was just on the turn. I scanned for porp's and was rewarded with several sightings including a mother and calf. As the tide picked up more animals were visible and I estimated around fifty but it could have been more as they kept appearing further out towards Strumble Bank. Rain stopped play.
This is a huge improvement on last year when the scallop fishing was in full swing and we hardly saw a porpoise around Strumble for months.
Picture Micheal Rich
Great to get the input from Sophie and Anna, also thanks Elfyn