Thursday, 2 August 2012

Fishguard Bottles Again

There was a treat in store for me on a visit up to Fishguard to see Cliff Benson on Sea Trust business this morning. As I arrived Cliff told me that he had heard from a local fisherman (Paul Welsh) of several dolphins near the harbour entrance. We hot-footed it to the outer breakwater and saw 5 individuals altogether. 3 of them stayed some way out but a mother and calf spent an hour or so close in to the end of the breakwater clearly fishing as the tide started to ebb. As shown in the pics the mother had a disinctive chunk out of the rear of the dorsal fin - an animal which Cliff has photographed at Fishguard before.