A game of two halves; NEWT’s North Sea Pelagic 25/07/2014

by on Aug.05, 2014, under North Sea, Northumberland

One of the oddest pelagics in 17 years of organising them.  Started with absolutely mirror-calm sea, bringing some of the best photographic opportunites with Fulmar, Kittiwake and Lesser Black-backed Gull that I’ve ever encountered, progressed through sightings of adult and calf White-beaked Dolphin, adult and calf Minke Whale and Harbour Porpoise, then on to flocks of Common Scoter appearing out of the descending mist…and finished with visibility down to less than 50m!

Lesser Black-backed Gull,Larus fuscus graellsii,North Sea,Northumberland,North Sea pelagics,pelagic birdwatching

Black-legged Kittiwake,Rissa tridactyla,North Sea,Northumberland,North Sea pelagics,pelagic birdwatching

Northern Fulmar,Fulmarus glacialis,North Sea,Northumberland,North Sea pelagics,pelagic birdwatching

White-beaked Dolphin,Lagenorhynchus albirostris,North Sea,Northumberland,North Sea pelagics,dolphin watching North Sea,dolphin watching Northumberland

Minke Whale,Balaenoptera acutorostrata,North Sea,Northumberland,North Sea pelagics,whale watching North Sea,whale watching Northumberland,dolphin watching North Sea,dolphin watching Northumberland

Atlantic Puffin,Fratercula arctica,North Sea,Northumberland,North Sea pelagics,palgic birdwatching

Common Scoter,Melanitta nigra,North Sea,Northumberland,North Sea pelagics,pelagic birdwatching North Sea,pelagic birdwatching Northumberland

We’ve still got a few spaces on our Farne Deeps trips, which are our best trips for encountering White-beaked Dolphin and other marine mammals, on 12th and 28th August from Royal Quays, and our birdwatching-focused trips from Royal Quays on 23rd August, 6th September and 13th September.  Our Whale and Dolphin Cruise from Seahouses on 30th August is an excellent introduction to offshore wildlife for all the family too 🙂  Give us a call on 01670 827465 for more details, or have a look at our North Sea pelagic page.

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