Wednesday 11 January 2017


Yesterday afternoon, the sea was quiet bird-wise, with four Red-throated Divers and three Common Scoter flying south, with another Red-throated Diver and three Great Northern Divers on the sea.

Most time was spent watching cetaceans however, with at least 10 Harbour Porpoises, and after closely inspecting my photos, what looks like c.20 Common Dolphins. They were in groups of c.12 and c.8, both around four miles out, and at the time I thought they were Bottlenose Dolphins as the distance made it hard to see the markings and beak length. They remained on view for the two hours spent watching, surfacing regularly and at times breaching and tail-slapping. Here are some photos:

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