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November 2007
Sunday 25th 18 grey seals in 3 different locations including a healthy number of this season's pups, a variety of seabirds and a chough.
Saturday 24th We finally got to run a trip today after cancelling most of our November trips because of high winds and rough seas. Today we saw grey seals including 2 immatures basking on the rocks and seabirds in choppy conditions.
Monday 12th seabirds, lots of grey seals including 3 of this years pups basking on the rocks.
October 2007
26th October seabirds, lots of grey seals basking on rocks
25th October grey seals and seabirds including sabine's gulls, a great skua , an arctic skua and a pomarine skua
19th October grey seal and seabirds
18th October grey seals, choughs, seabirds, including great skua
14th October minke whale, lots of harbour porpoises, ocean sunfish, grey seal, seabirds including sooty shearwater and sabine's gull
13th October juvenile minke whale, lots of harbour porpoises, grey seals, seabirds including a great skua chasing gannets, kingfishers in the harbour .
10th October harbour porpoises, grey seals and seabirds including great skua
6th October grey seals, seabirds, choughs and a kestrel 1 mile offshore
4th October harbour porpoises, grey seals and seabirds
2nd October grey seals, ocean sunfish, seabirds including great skuas
September 2007
29th September common dolphins, harbour porpoises, grey seals and seabirds
28th September Filming again today and we saw grey seals and seabirds again.
27th September During seal filming with the BBC Natural History Dept. we saw choughs, peregrine falcons, seabirds and of course lots of grey seals including some pups born in the last few weeks.
22nd September common dolphins, harbour porpoises, ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds including a sooty shearwater, great skua and pomarine skua
18th September lots of basking sharks, grey seals, seabirds including mediterranean gulls and a grey phalarope (had to look this one up)
17th September Large pod of Risso's dolphins, basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
15th September bottlenose dolphin ("Georges" the notoriously extrovert and amorous dolphin!), lots of harbour porpoises, lots of basking sharks, several ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
14th September minke whales, harbour porpoises, basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
12th September harbour porpoises, lots of basking sharks, ocean sunfish, grey seals (including two pups) and seabirds
11th September harbour porpoises, basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
9th September common dolphins, risso's dolphins, basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
8th September large pods of common dolphins, risso's dolphins, harbour porpoises, basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
7th September harbour porpoises, ocean sunfish, basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
6th September large pod of Risso's dolphins (including some acrobatic calves), lots of feeding porpoises, basking sharks, skipping ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
5th September harbour porpoises, basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
4th September common dolphins, harbour porpoises, lots of basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
3rd September harbour porpoise, lots of basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
2nd September minke whale, harbour porpoises, common dolphins, lots of basking sharks and seabirds
1st September grey seals, lots of basking sharks, ocean sunfish and seabirds
August 2007
31st August harbour porpoises, grey seals, lots of basking sharks, ocean sunfish and seabirds
30th August minke whale, harbour porpoises, grey seals, lots of basking sharks and seabirds
29th August harbour porpoise, grey seals, basking sharks and seabirds
28th August grey seals, basking sharks, ocean sunfish and seabirds
27th August grey seals, lots of basking sharks, ocean sunfish and seabirds
26th August bottlenose dolphin, grey seals, lots of basking sharks, ocean sunfish and seabirds
25th August grey seals, lots of basking sharks, ocean sunfish and seabirds
24th August Minke whale, harbour porpoises, loads of basking sharks, ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
23rd August Bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoises, basking shark, ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
22nd August Harbour porpoises, grey seals, and seabirds
20th August It's been too rough to go out for the last few days but there has been some good wildlife in our area. A minke whale, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins basking sharks and a wide variety of seabirds have all been spotted from the cliffs along our usual routes.
17th August Lots of basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
16th August Lots of basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
13th August Seals, seabirds, crabs and lobsters. There was also a large pod of common dolphins just west of Land's End unfortunately it was too rough for us to go that far west today.
12th August ocean sunfish, seals and seabirds
11th August Harbour porpoise, basking shark, grey seals, seabirds and compass jellyfish
10th August Harbour porpoises including one dead one unfortunately, basking shark, grey seals, and seabirds including mediterranean shearwaters
9th August Lots of harbour porpoises, basking sharks, sunfish, grey seals, compass jelly fish and seabirds including mediterranean shearwaters
8th August basking sharks, sunfish, seabirds, grey seals including a big bull seal wrestling with a 3-ft eel before tearing chunks off it! Very impressive.
7th August basking sharks, grey seals, seabirds including hundreds of Manx shearwaters and diving gannets
6th August harbour porpoise, basking sharks (including one an estimated size of 9-10 metres - very large indeed!), grey seals, seabirds
5th August ocean sunfish, seals and seabirds
4th August seals and seabirds
3rd August ocean sunfish, basking shark, seals and seabirds
2nd August seals and seabirds including sooty shearwater
1st August harbour porpoise, basking sharks (20+), grey seals (about 20), ocean sunfish, seabirds particularly gannets
July 2007
31st July Harbour porpoises, basking sharks, ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
30th July Lots of basking sharks (30+), ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
29th July 8 juvenile common dolphins feeding and playing, large numbers of basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
28th July bottlenose dolphins (pod of 10 individuals including juveniles), basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
24th July grey seals and seabirds
21st July basking sharks , ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
20th July harbour porpoises, ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
19th July harbour porpoise, grey seals and seabirds (lots of storm petrels)
18th July common dolphins, ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
14th July grey seals and seabirds
12th July ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
11th July ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
10th July harbour porpoise, grey seals and seabirds
8th July harbour porpoises, grey seals and seabirds
7th July grey seals and seabirds (including puffin and storm petrels)
6th July The wind was still blowing so we could only do hour trips today but the sightings were good: bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and seabirds
4th July The weather has been too rough to go out for the last few days but I spotted 6 bottlenose dolphins while surfing at the weekend.
June 2007
28th June grey seals and seabirds
27th June grey seals and seabirds
26th June grey seals and seabirds
24th June basking shark, grey seals, juvenille sharks feeding on mackerel in a frenzy and seabirds
23rd June basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
22nd June basking shark, grey seals and seabirds including lots of storm petrels
17th June risso's dolphins, ocean sunfish, grey seals and seabirds
13th June seabirds!
10th June harbour porpoises, basking sharks (lots), grey seals and seabirds
9th June basking sharks (lots), grey seals and seabirds
8th June ocean sunfish, basking sharks (lots), harbour porpoises, grey seals, sooty shearwater and seabirds
6th June basking sharks (lots), grey seals, puffin and seabirds
5th June common dolphins (50+), harbour porpoises, basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
3rd June grey seals and seabirds
1st June basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
May 2007
31st May minke whale, grey seals and seabirds
29th May grey seals and seabirds
28th May harbour porpoises, grey seals and seabirds
26th May harbour porpoises, grey seals and seabirds
20th May bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and seabirds
5th May basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
April 2007
28th April basking sharks, grey seals and seabirds
22nd April grey seals and seabirds
21st April basking shark, grey seals and seabirds
19th April bottlenose dolphins, basking shark, grey seals and seabirds
15th April bottlenose dolphins (while waiting for divers)
14th April bottlenose dolphins, basking shark, grey seals, puffins and seabirds
13th April bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and seabirds
11th April harbour porpoise, grey seals and seabirds
10th April bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and seabirds
9th April bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and seabirds
8th April harbour porpoises, grey seals and seabirds
7th April bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises, grey seals and seabirds
March 2007
21st March bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and seabirds
February 2007
17th February grey seals and seabirds
  Click here to see a map of our cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) sightings in 2007