Thursday, 22 November 2012

22nd November 2012
Berry Head
Gale force SSW winds, with few birds on the move, the highlights being single Manx Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater,  Little Gull and 2 Great Skuas and 6 Common Scoter.  BUT - the cetaceans where brilliant! At least 6 Harbour Porpoise often surfing the waves and some leaping clear of the water, then a pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins with a medium sized calf moved south and better still two White-beaked Dolphins feeding off the end of the headland about 600m offshore initially, although they were underwater much of the time they stayed in the area for 20+minutes from 0950hrs before moving off south.
Mike Langman and MD

19th November 2012
Berry Head
4+ Common Dolphins, 2-3 Harbour Porpoise

23rd October 2012
English Channel 30nm SE of Berry Head
4 Risso's Dolphins

Sunday, 4 November 2012

2 NOVEMBER, 2012

A 13.6m juvenile Fin Whale stranded at Rope Lake Head, Purbeck, Dorset.