Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Porpfest update...

After Adrian Roger contacted me about the Strumble Porps, I joined up with him yesterday evening. It was a bit more choppy and they were obviously feeding but not really showing much of themselves. Its something I have experienced a bit where the only sign of the porpoise is a fast breaking of the surface showing just a fin tip except when breathing which is a very fast surfacing and over in a flash. They were spread over a couple of miles and with forty odd gannets wheeling above them. I really think trying to accurately count largeish numbers of cetaceans is fraught with danger, but there were several scores of animals, perhaps a hundred or more.
Of course we do not know how many are resident or how far they range but at both Ramsay Sound and Strumble they can be regularly seen all year round and we have proven they breed here, over to you Alison...

Hi Cliff, hope you're ok. Porps in the Sound Sun.25th.July & today Mon.26th.July. Not big numbers but several sightings today of a very small calf tucked in tight to mum. Good to see they are still there despite the high intensity of boat activity at the moment. All the best.....Alison