Tuesday, 26 June 2012

First Pelagic of the season

And a cracking day out it proved to be.  Overcast so no glare to contend with, and the Minch almost flat calm.

Birds seen throughout the trip were; Gannet, Storm Petrel, Manx Shearwater, Bonxie, Tystie, Arctic Skua, Guillemot, Razorbill, Puffins, Raven and Hooded Crow in Stornoway, but highlight had to be a pod of about 50 Common Dolphin.  At one point the ferry was completely surrounded by these fantastic beasts.

Once again great company, many laughs and some brilliant birds.  Happy days and roll on the next trip in two weeks time!

Todays victims  clients, Roger and Lynne,
and no Roger I'm NOT having those optics on MY Blog! :-)

Stornoway Harbour

Common Dolphin, nice change from Bottle Nosed!


  1. Did you have any problem getting the Ullapool visa?

  2. sounded fantastic Dave! I must sort out a pelagic trip

  3. sounds like a great day Dave. I've just booked a st. ives pelagic for August. Lets hope for a wilsons petrel!!

  4. sounds like a great day Dave. I've just booked a pelagic from St. Ives in August. Lets hope for a Wilson's Petrel!!