Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Port Eynon Dolphins

Information sent in by Alan Williams - There have been reports (on the Gower Wildlife and Glamorgan Birds websites) of shore-based sightings of up to 16+ common dolphins off Port Eynon Point over the last three weeks or so.

I visited mid-morning on 30 August and spent 1.5 hours at the Point watching a pod of common dolphins in calm sea conditions (initially 6 feeding under diving gannets, later increasing to 10+ displaying more playful behaviour). They ranged from between half a mile to a mile offshore, with a spotting scope being necessary to observe when at longer range (at which stage porpoises became more evident - there were at least 4 present).