Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Strumble Diary 27/03/2017

A little late getting this post up but better late than never as they say. A bright morning with a dropping tide as I arrived at the lookout around 09.15. The wind was light but cool from an ESE direction with a sea state of 1-2. Sightings were slow to start but as the race developed several porps were seen at the extreme edge of the tide race about a mile out. No really close sightings and as the tide moved along so the porps moved to the west of the lighthouse. With the wind increasing and the sea becoming more confused it was difficult to pick them out. By midday they had all but washed through with no sightings in my last half hour of watching. The highlight of the morning was a shot of a Merlin as it sped past some twenty metres away.

A Merlin having a good look at me as it cruised past.