Saturday, September 09, 2006

Thar she blows!

A very warm late summer day today, with a flat calm sea and clear blue skies. Regular readers will know that this is not my favourite sort of weather, due to the large influx of a***holes that this tends to attract, but today, I will make an exception!

A look out to sea this morning revealed the presence of 80+ Manx Shearwaters feeding offshore among a myriad of terns and Gannets about a mile offshore, but best of all was a couple of fleeting glimpses of a 8-10m long Minke Whale, the first large cetacean I've seen off here, and the first non-porpoise one for 3 or 4 years. Fabulous. Hope it doesn't stray too near Norway...


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