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    Default Killer Whales

    John O'Groats Ferry had a fantastic evening crossing of the Pentland Firth on the 5th May with the sighting of 2 Minke Whales and 6 Killer Whales. The Killer Whale Pod consisted of 1 large Bull, 4 Females and 1 Juvenile. The ferry stopped and the pod hung around for 10 minutes.
    It seems the Killer Whale season is here.

    Colin Bird
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    What a stunning sight that must have been, WOW WOW.....
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    Seabird, your link takes us to the main site...but where is the vid of the KWs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaldtimer View Post
    Seabird, your link takes us to the main site...but where is the vid of the KWs?
    Aaldtimer i had a look at their site going through a search engine and although the word video and slides is mentioned all i can find are slides. I only supply a link i don't have anything to do with their web site.

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    Ah, OK Colin , sorry I thought you were suggesting there were vids to see the KWs...my apologies!
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    had a fantastic veiw off a pod of orcas around 50 , we thought they were feeding for ages along side the rig i work on , they were herding some sorta fish then coming up thru the shoal , they were breaching, tail slapping, and were along side for about, a hour was really a fantastic site to see there were also dozens of gannets diving at the same time

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    Default Killer Whales 11-5-10

    2nd sighting of Killer Whales reported by the John O'Groats Ferry.
    This time seen between Sannick and Duncansby Head at 10.30.
    1 Bull 2 cows and a juvenile.
    Last seen moving West.

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    Default Killer Whale sighting 13-5-10

    4 Killer Whales Seen from Duncansby Head at 6.20pm this evening.
    2 Adult Bulls and 2 Adult Females.
    The Bulls were heading towards the skerries but slowed and changed direction because of a fishing trawler passing in front of them. They were followed about 10 minutes later by the females. I lost sight of them going South. I did manage one very long range picture.
    This was my second attempt at trying to catch sight of Killer Whales this year.



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    Awesome....
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    amazing photo. good effort
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    As I said...green with envy.....well captured Colin

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    Default Killer Whale sightings 15-5-10

    2 more Killer Whale sightings today in Pentland Firth.

    There have been 10 sightings of Killer Whales and 1 of Risso's Dolphins reported in one way or other during the last 10 days.
    I have only been able to record 5 Killer Whale sightings due to lack of formal reports.

    You can e-mail sightings to me by clicking on my name on my web site home page or enter them on the form on my web site, or the Sea watch Foundation on line form.

    Colin Bird
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    Default Killer Whales 16-5-10

    A pod of 7 Killer Whales went past Duncansby Head at 8.20am this morning.
    Pictures sent to Andy Foot who thinks at lesst one of the females is in his ID catalogue.
    I'm afraid the angle of the sun was not very helpful.



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    Default Killer Whales are still about.

    Pictures taken at 8pm Whaligoe Steps 20-5-10.






    I will be giving a presentation 7pm Friday 21-5-10 Seadrift Centre, Dunnet about Whales and Dolphins around the Caithness Coast.

    Colin Bird
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    anyone seen them today or know where there at~?
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    3 this morning in Gills Bay heading west at about 6.30 am

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    my partner seen them yesterday i think it was wen he was at work.it was yesterday or e day b4.not sure were bouts it was but i was out at reiss beach an i could see e bout he was on from there in the distance.think ats were it was.

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    I am beyond jealous!! Thanks for sharing your pictures.
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    Daughter just saw 2 near Duncansby head N coast side.
    Excited text 1/2 hour ago

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    Fantastic stuff. I have still never seen one.

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