Some good hunting action today down at Chanonry Point, Nevis, Rainbow and a very brief visit from Sundance (again) but this shot is of Moonlight who appeared with a group of Mums and tiny babies and was rocketing around after fish.
Sundance gave a very close to the beach "flying visit" the other day, he only stopped for 5 minutes before rocketing off towards North Kessock, where he had just come from. He looked a bit harassed, as though he had forgotten something - any suggestions as to what he could have forgotten?
The light for taking photographs has been a bit strange recently, making everything look almost black & white. Here is Raindrop seemingly whispering something to one of his Aunties. I wonder what he is saying? Let's have a few suggestions from some of you adopters out there!
Sundance was getting totally the wrong way up very early this morning, 45+ dolphins around Chanonry Point in the early tide - amazing - I have not seen so many dolphins in the area for years!
Lots of calf socialising going on at Chanonry Point today, these two young dolphins are Raindrop and 440's calf that doesn't have a name yet.
Good runs of salmon and sea trout have been keeping the dolphins busy over the last few days. Let's hope that this keeps up and makes up for a very poor June and most of July.
Some nice dolphin social behaviour seen recently while I was out doing a Photo ID survey with the Lighthouse Field Station, these dolphins were pretty close to our boat (Moonlight was amongst them) and seemed to be doing a sort of dolphin "conga" or a game of follow my leader. Whatever it means socially, it certainly looks like a lot of fun!