Tuesday, 15 May 2012

From Phil Lees...

Hi Cliff,
At Porthgain Beacon today around midday.

Saw a solitory porp on the flood tide swimming north easterly along the coast about 300 - 400 m out .

Sea condition was quite choppy with a NNW wind force 4 gusting 5.
Friday 11th Strumble Head for an hour around 1pm.

4 - 5 Porps seen in the ebbing tide race. 2 seen swimming together.

Fairly choppy sea, NW wind force 3/4.

Had great close up views in the telescope of one porp surfacing regulary around a small group of gulls who were dip feeding. Good number of gannets around but none seen diving.


Hi Phil,
really nice bit of coverage, thanks!
Cristina and I were at Strumble today at around 15.00 with a really active tide race, but a straong N Westerly really ripping things up. none the less about twenty gannets wqere feedingf and several porps. difficulty/impossible to count but plenty of activity!