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Watching The Waves...

Hi Everyone,

After a good start to February for sightings of our dolphins it has gone a bit on the quiet side again with very little breaking the surface at all.

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We Have Dolphins...At Long Last !

Hi Everyone,

I had a good but VERY cold, grey morning at Chanonry Point with my buddy Alan - some of our local Bottlenose dolphins were about for the first time in any numbers this year including adoption dolphins Mischief and Sundance. Great to see them - about 8 dolphins in and around Fortrose Bay then Chanonry but further away in Rosemarkie Bay there were a few more so maybe a dozen in total.

Nobody Here But Us Gulls...

Hi Everyone,

I went chasing off after two big adult dolphins that I spotted near Kilmuir just beyond North Kessock heading for Fortrose this morning but, as happens more often than not - the dolphins melted away into the blue sea and all I was left with at Rosemarkie was some big waves and gulls soaring past on the very chilly wind...

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I ’Otter’ Get Back In...

Hi Everyone,

After seeing Kesslet and her baby then Charlie too the dolphin sightings have gone quiet again and the really wild weather up here hasn't helped in looking for them. What we have had is an increase in sightings of our lovely Otters with a female and two very squeaky and vocal big cubs being seen every other day. In the photo below you can see one of the cubs getting ready to dive back in the water...

A Dolphin Welcome to 2015 !

Hi Everyone,

I hope that all of you have had a nice festive season. I'm technically still on holiday for a few days yet but I though that I would share some nice news with you to welcome us into 2015, - Kesslet and her baby were around near the Kessock Bridge today, I had spotted them away up in the Kessock Channel then lost the sighting but half an hour later I had tracked them down and managed to get my first (albeit distant) dolphin pictures of 2015.

Seasons Greetings...

Hi Everyone, May I take this opportunity to thank all of you who, over the past year through e-mails, Tweets, Facebook likes, Blog comments and yes... even meeting me in person on the beach at Chanonry, North Kessock or at our Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay - have made my working year such a busy and enjoyable one.

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