At long last I have managed to get ID#969 "Spirit" within camera range, the last of the six adoption dolphins to show up this season along with her latest youngster who will be two years old this autumn - they are the very last two dolphins at the left of the photo below.
My dolphin "season" is getting busier by the day as more of the regularly seen dolphins re-appear after the winter.
Despite a bitterly cold north-easterly wind, conditions at Chanonry Point yesterday were pretty much ideal for dolphin watching with a good incoming tide, nice sunshine, some migrating salmon and of course - a good active sub group of the resident Bottlenose dolphins.
ID#866 "Zephyr" and her eight month old baby were at a very cold and rough Chanonry Point this morning and even in the hail and sleet - this little bundle of joy just looked gorgeous...
At a wild and cold Chanonry Point yesterday I had the pleasure of watching two of our adopt a dolphin stars Kesslet and Sundance plus three other dolphins at work catching fish, mainly salmon but suddenly all five dolphins changed direction at incredible speed and went charging off into the distance - obviously in hot pursuit of something small
The migratory salmon are almost running in big enough enough numbers to get the attention of the local dolphin population around the Inner Moray Firth.