Thursday, 29 September 2011

Indian Summer Sunshine and wall to wall Bottlenose....












A fun, warm and very sunny few hours at sea this morning on a wildflife watching charter......The birding was a bit 'light' but the Bottlenose were out en masse.....

We picked up a lone animal alongside the Mwnt......two further pairs as we headed alongside the coast towards Aberporth.....a couple more inside the bay to the South of the RAE headland. Whilst sat drifting watching these animals, two larger pods arrived one group of 6 the other 5 animals including two mothers with calves...... One of the calves was very pale in colour and briefly put on an acrobatic display. Cliff has questioned whether the pale calf could be leucistic.....I need to get some more /better images!! I have attached a couple of the better (still not good) shots.....