Thursday, 23 June 2011

June brings increased sightings

A personal note to start off this blog, and that is at this time of year I am really missing being out on the sea, with many days of calm weather and good sightings to report I hope it's not long until I'm out there myself.

The weather although not perfect has been much better than May and the wildlife is starting to be seen on a much more regular basis.

Minke Whales and Basking Sharks have been seen on the majority of the 4 or 7 hour trips in the last couple of weeks. There have also been some good sightings of Common Dolphins in the area as well.

The Harbour Porpoise have been showing well and despite there being no chicks to feed as mentioned last time the Ardmore Sea Eagles are being seen quite regularly.

Large numbers of seabirds such as Gannets, Manx Shearwaters and Auks suggest that there is a good amount of food to be had and hopefully this means that our Whale and Shark sightings will continue.

The Treshnish trips are also running full steam and everyone is once again returning delighted with such close views of the all the birds, but particularly the comical little Puffins.

On land there have been some unusual sightings in particular a European Roller seen on the 16th June and a Quail heard calling on the 17th.

We hope that these good sightings will continue and I personally hope it's not too long before I get out on the sea and witness these animals for myself.

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