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Thursday 2nd May

common dolphin

The wind switched to a northerly direction today so it was flatter (though chilly!) In the sunshine we found a small feeding frenzy of common dolphins, with lots of seabirds dipping in from above. We could even clearly the baitfish (sprats? photos weren’t clear enough to tell) jumping to try and escape the carnage. It’s a great time to be watching seabirds at this time of year – today we saw feeding gannets, different gull species and lots of razorbills and Manx shearwaters. In the bay we also had lovely views of a great northern diver. On the island there were three seals resting including a juvenile.