Hanging around a chilly beach in December might not sound like everyones cup of tea but it was well worth it this morning as my friends Alan, David and Anne and I not only spotted Zephyr and her youngster near Chanonry Point but coming the other way were adopt a dolphin Kesslet and her wee baby, both looking great - plus Kesslets big son Charli
I had a very, very cold three hours session at Chanonry Point this morning but it was well worth it.
The weather in this later part of October has been wonderful - meaning I have had plenty of opportunity for getting out and tracking down the Adopt a Dolphin individual dolphins that you so generously support.
The autumn gales are making the seas around the Black Isle very rough and not very comfortable to be on for us humans - but the resident dolphins don't mind rough seas, a few feet under the surface it is a much more serene world than the spray filled upper surface.
I had a wonderful day recently out at sea onboard Aberdeen University's research boat.
Our fundamental knowledge about the wonderful Bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth/East Coast of Scotland and especially those individuals in the WDC Adopt a Dolphin programme comes from the ability to be able to identify individuals within the population - the dorsal fin on the dolphins back being the biggest an