Saturday, 25 June 2016

Strumble Diary 24th June 16: Slack water survey...

I think it was Sarah Earl who first recognised the fact that the Strumble porpoises travel up and down with the tide back in the early 1990's and over the years this has been proven beyond doubt.
So when our visit coincided with that period in between the tides known as slack water, it was no surprise that sightings were few, as the Porp's would be around the corner to the east of us.
And so it panned out, with only one sighting on the third of our five minute counts. 
However as the tide began to ebb, on our last count we had half a dozen sightings the porpoises started to return on the head of the tide.Consequently I only got a couple of distant record shots.