Friday, 20 July 2012

A quick visit to patch late morning and wow what a visit. I bumped into a good friend of mine and whilst doing more chin wagging than seawatching ,he spotted a large fin just next to the yellow buoy. He said it looked like a Basking Shark and as I've never seen one I was glued to my scope. I'm glad I was as a few minuets later I spotted it  YES!! my first ever Basking Shark and on patch. GET IN.. I picked it up a few times in the general area.Whilst watching for it I also picked up a small pod (3-4)  of Dolphin SP. I'm not sure what species as seen briefly breaking the surface a few times but they seemed quiet large.
Birds noted today 3 Red Throated Divers, 2 DP Arctic Skua, 14+ Teal, 20+ Common Scoter, Gannets, Guillemots, Kittiwakes and 8 Shearwater Sp probably Manxies but due to range cant rule out other species.
Also the Common Lizard back on the bottom rung of the wooden stye next to the main carpark. It looks like this is it's favorite spot.

1 comment:

Brian R said...

After doing some research, i believe they were White Beaked Dolphins, the dorsal fin seems to match this species.