Here's a little slow-motion clip of some dolphins hunting salmon at Chanonry Point recently, you will see the salmon being ejected by the dolphin, this is done because the dolphin wasn't completely happy about the way that the fish was positioned in the throat, so ejects the fish and tries again - Adopt a Dolphin Rainbow is in the backgroun
Life can be rough at this time of year as an adult male dolphin - territories and females to defend, disputes to settle and also keeping some of the young upstart "lads" firmly in their place...it's all go.
The local dolphins are a bit scattered around the Inner Moray Firth just now trying to find the best places to find food as the migratory salmon run is a bit sporadic, but thankfully there is enough to go round and not long ago I had the pleasure of Moonlight popping right up in front of me and not far away was her lovely son (who should be getting a nice name soon) and they were joining in hu
While out on an unplanned and unexpected boat trip last Sunday I was really pleased to see a group of dolphins heading west past Hopeman on the Moray Firth coast.
We have had a very dry spell of weather up here in the Moray Firth area of Scotland for a long time and at long last there has been some heavy rain to raise the river levels a little and this means that the migratory salmon will start running in from the sea again after a week or two of little activity.
It was lovely to see two of the WDC Adoption dolphins - Moonlight and Mischief - in close to the beach at Chanonry Point yesterday and despite the strong and very cold North-Easterly wind the light was lovely and good for photography, great for picking out fine details on the dorsal fins of the dolphins - this is h
Sadly we think that Kesslet has lost her latest baby at around 7 months old as it has been over two weeks now with no sightings of a cute little dinky dorsal fin next to either Kesslet or Charlie. Dolphins calves at this age are still very maternally dependant and couldn't survive on their own.
Migratory salmon are being caught more regularly now at Chanonry Point by the resident dolphins including some of the WDC Adopt a Dolphin stars but possibly the most famous dolphin that catches fish locally is lovely "Zephyr" as she often catches fish that are a little too big to be swallowed right away.