Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’
Orca Watch Scotland 2019 – the results are in!
Orca Watch 2019 really had it all this year – wind, rain, some stunning sunsets and lots of orca activity. The event kicked off with a wonderful fundraising evening of talks and video presentations before we all settled down for a week of serious scanning at Duncansby lighthouse watching the ever-shifting waters of the Pentland…Read More
Looking out for orcas from the Scottish north coast – Orca Watch 2019
Orca Watch week is now in its eighth year and is run by the Sea Watch Foundation in partnership with Whale and Dolphin Conservation. I’ve been involved for the last five years and have seen the event go from strength to strength. It’s a wonderful week celebrating all things orca including talks and video presentations,…Read More
50 shades of grey – watching orcas in Scotland
Every year, people gather on cliff tops in the north of Scotland to watch out for orcas, some of whom come down from their winter herring-hunting grounds in Iceland on the look out for seals in the early Scottish summer. Run by the Sea Watch Foundation and supported by WDC, we call this event Orca…Read More
Familiar Fins, New Faces and Bizarre Encounters … !!
Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Scotland has been having a dismal summer this year, low temperatures and rain and wind galore. The weather however isn’t going to stop our dolphins go about their daily business and so we returned (even more determined than ever) to our field site on the Isle of Lewis…Read More
Orca Watch in Scotland …the results are in
The WDC team has now left Scotland and the beautiful Caithness coastline but the sightings continue. During our week in the far north we were fortunate enough to see orcas, humpback whales, minke whales and harbour porpoise from our vantage point at Duncansby Head, just two miles from John O Groats. Other keen whale watchers…Read More
A Fantastic Season and a Farewell to the Scottish Dolphin Centre’s Residential Volunteers
It has been a truly fantastic season here at Spey Bay! There have been dolphins a plenty treating all of us newbies to some exceptional displays. From wee tiny calves to groups of adolescent teens, all have been showing off their immense power and strength when breaching and doing somersaults out of the water. However…Read More