Tuesday, 17 August 2010

New Quay - Aberporth

On the water Monday afternoon, New Quay to Aberporth and back. Lots of feeding and rafting shearwaters, some guillemot stragglers and a few terns.
Just north of Aberporth (we couldn't go further south because Range Control stopped us) we saw three Bottle Nose about 400 metres away; from our position they appeared almost lined-up in the water, about 50 metres apart and they were tail-slapping. They continued doing this - repeatedly slapping the water - for a couple of minutes. There was nothing in their vicinity that we could see. Does anyone have an explanation for this behaviour ?