Thursday, 24 March 2016

Strumble Diary 24/3/16 bad light stopped play!

Driving rain has reduced visibility to the point where our ongoing porpoise watch is impossible to deliver today. I suppose it would have been easy to have pretended the porps i shot yesterday were today, but the integrity of our work is our main asset!

 I did visit Strumble yesterday after work. With my early morning session, followed by Ken's and again, my afternoon session gave us three different views through the tidal cycle. All of which produced sightings/images. Here's mine taken from  15:00 - 17:30  yesterday.

With the tide at full ebb it was interesting that two or three animals were showing closeish in, to the east off Mackerel Rock. I would have expected them to be way over to the west beyond the lighthouse. Eventually as the big equinoctial tides began to flood, a steady stream of animals started coming along the race from the west as should have been the case. Obviously the animal/animals hanging about off the Mackerel Rock the were odd ones out that prove the golden rule! Easier to photograph though, and it looks like one had a bit of a pale patch on its shoulder. I estimated at least twenty individuals but there may well have been more to come.