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Tuesday 4th June

common dolphin

The wind was blowing quite strongly from the west today so our four hour trip became a three hour. This didn’t affect wildlife sightings though. Firstly we found a couple of gulls feasting on the biggest cuttlefish we have ever seen – this was still in possession of its tentacles which indicates it wasn’t killed by a Risso’s dolphin. Its size suggests it just died, and the gulls took full advantage of it! There were a few more seals round the island than we have seen lately, and we also had lovely views of the nesting fulmars in the big cave. Further west and offshore a bit we found some common dolphins in the exact location we figure they would be, which is always very pleasing! Sara got some lovely photos of them bowriding and of the seabirds too, in spite of the choppy conditions.