Saturday, 13 July 2013

Vale of Glamorgan porpoise

While birding the cliffs at Nash Point I spotted an adult porpoise accompanied by a quite large juvenile feeding near the East Nash buoy, I was delighted because this was at least 7 miles further east than I have seen them before although I have heard occasional reports over the years. I mentioned this to the car park attendant (while enjoying tea and a welshcake) and discovered that this was the third sighting that he was aware of this year, the last one being about ten days ago. The lady who makes the welshcakes wanted to know the direction of travel because apparently the local old wives tale is if the porpoise are travelling east it is assign of bad weather and if travelling west good weather.

Steve Rosser