June 4th   Leave a comment

The sea has been flat calm all afternoon. Everything moving above it or on it was in in stark contrast to the stillness below. On days like these you can see every seabird from here to the Bass Rock. And you realise that there really are thousands of gannets and puffins and kittiwakes shuttling back and forth all the time. This evening I could even see the flotillas of puffins as tiny specks on east side of the May Island taking time off from incubation. With a calm sea there is always the best chance of spotting dolphins too. I had a group of about 25 bottle-nosed dolphins off St Monans at lunchtime. They were chasing fish up and out of the water, even jumping after them every so often. The fish were caught between the dolphins and a group of gannets diving down from above.

Bottle-nosed dolphins

Bottle-nosed dolphins

Posted June 4, 2013 by wildcrail in Sightings

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