Thursday, 18 August 2011

Offshore on Celtic Wildcat - 17 August 2011

A group of members from the Mid Pembs and Bird Group section of the Wildlife trust went ‘Offshore’ on the Celtic Wildcat to watch sea birds and marine mammals.

What and an absolute treat for all. Having seen many seabirds, a few porpoise and some pods of Common Dolphin our skipper spotted Whales in the distance. As they came closer to us we had many exciting views of them, as best as we could at the time we decided there were between 10 and 12. They were accompanied by ‘bow wave riding’ common dolphins and Manx shearwaters. A couple of hours later we spotted another two animals which may or may not have been from the initial group.

Good luck for the Sea Trust trip tomorrow and hopefully for those on board the animals will still be there