I often get sent photos of Bottlenose dolphins from all over Scotland to look at to see if I can identify them, and thanks to the images sent to me by Mr Douglas Gordon of Portmahomack, who was on a fishing trip in the Dornoch Firth (about 25km away from the Cromarty Firth) onboard a small boat last Sunday (8th) - I know where big WDC
It's getting quieter and quieter by the day for dolphins sightings arond the inner Moray Firth and you have go do a bit of travelling around to see any of the bigger groups - there are a few 1's and 2's dolphin combinations travelling around like Kesslet and Charlie or Zephyr and young ZuZu and recently while out on a trip we came across Scoopy or "Flosse" as he is called by our
It was lovely to have WDC colleagues Tracey, Amy and Dan with me while out at sea recently - we had some company...
We have some lovely news about adopt a dolphin star Spirit - she has given birth to another little baby only three years after having her last youngster so a little bit unexpected.
WDC Adopt a Dolphin star Kesslet has been doing a lot of hunting around the Kessock Channel and Inverness Harbour area recently and yesterday, along with her son Charlie, she was getting some nice salmon, and was enjoying herself so much that she went backwards with a fish in her mouth, as you can see in this dista
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.