Sunday, 28 May 2017

Manx Shearwaters

The Raptor was at Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse today where, he writes, "I saw these huge rafts of Manx shearwaters. They were in the high hundreds or even thousands.

"I'm not sure if it's an abundance of food that's brought them in or maybe they are just passing on their way to breeding grounds on and around the islands."

By way of a bonus, the Raptor adds this picture of what he describes as "a nosy dolphin", pictured just off Mingary Pier. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but this looks like a bottlenose dolphin.

Many thanks to the Raptor for pictures & story.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic Shearwater pictures, a rare sight indeed.