My dolphin "season" is getting busier by the day as more of the regularly seen dolphins re-appear after the winter.
Despite a bitterly cold north-easterly wind, conditions at Chanonry Point yesterday were pretty much ideal for dolphin watching with a good incoming tide, nice sunshine, some migrating salmon and of course - a good active sub group of the resident Bottlenose dolphins.
ID#866 "Zephyr" and her eight month old baby were at a very cold and rough Chanonry Point this morning and even in the hail and sleet - this little bundle of joy just looked gorgeous...
At a wild and cold Chanonry Point yesterday I had the pleasure of watching two of our adopt a dolphin stars Kesslet and Sundance plus three other dolphins at work catching fish, mainly salmon but suddenly all five dolphins changed direction at incredible speed and went charging off into the distance - obviously in hot pursuit of something small
The migratory salmon are almost running in big enough enough numbers to get the attention of the local dolphin population around the Inner Moray Firth.
I have been along at the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre for the last two days doing some training and it was lovely to be back at beautiful Spey Bay - I forget just what a special place it is.