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    WOW - yeh but - Wow - no but - wow and wow again, fantastic photos.

    I've yet to see one but I live in hope. It looks as if I'm going to have to arm myself with binos, camera and folding chair and spend some time at Duncansby Head!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gronnuck View Post
    WOW - yeh but - Wow - no but - wow and wow again, fantastic photos.

    I've yet to see one but I live in hope. It looks as if I'm going to have to arm myself with binos, camera and folding chair and spend some time at Duncansby Head!
    I think we are past the peak of sightings Gronnuck, if the information in Orkney bird group chatter is correct.
    I'm pleased to say some of those who went looking got quite a thrilling experience.
    But i'm sure some of our Orca visitors will return perhaps not in the numbers seen of late.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
    I think we are past the peak of sightings Gronnuck, if the information in Orkney bird group chatter is correct.
    I'm pleased to say some of those who went looking got quite a thrilling experience.
    But i'm sure some of our Orca visitors will return perhaps not in the numbers seen of late.
    Colin
    Is there any way of setting up an early alarm texting/e-mail notification system for when rare species are spotted in our waters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anfield View Post
    Is there any way of setting up an early alarm texting/e-mail notification system for when rare species are spotted in our waters
    The birding groups use a texting system and they are easy to set up. The problem is the Whales and Dolphins. There movements are unpredictable and they rarely stay in one area for more than a few minutes. The only species i've ever been able to track is the Killer Whale and the Pilot Whale.
    When the Killer Whales were off John O'Groats Saturday i received a text from a friend and i sent text to some others but noone was able to catch sight of the pod.

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    yes i was working at the castle of mey on fri and spotted 3 killer whales was very impresive they hung about for ten min then headed of to Dunnet head delighted

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnick View Post
    yes i was working at the castle of mey on fri and spotted 3 killer whales was very impresive they hung about for ten min then headed of to Dunnet head delighted
    Buggha - buggha - buggha - OH and I were working in the garden and must've missed missed them - Aaaaarrrgh!
    Mind you it's difficult to keep an eye on the sea when your digging the new veggie plot, .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gronnuck View Post
    Buggha - buggha - buggha - OH and I were working in the garden and must've missed missed them - Aaaaarrrgh!
    Mind you it's difficult to keep an eye on the sea when your digging the new veggie plot, .
    ooops we should have given u a shout .the 10 oclock starts in T room thought we were a welcoming committee

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    Fabulous. My son has just spotted a pod of, he thinks, orcas, heading south from Papigoe and he lost sight at Wick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Sweetie View Post
    Fabulous. My son has just spotted a pod of, he thinks, orcas, heading south from Papigoe and he lost sight at Wick.
    Quite possibly the same group of 9 seen outside Lybster Harbour at 8.10pm this evening.
    1 large bull and an assortment of females and calves. Last seen heading East.
    They were hunting seals this was indicated by the fact they passed Swiney Hill so close to the cliffs that they almost got pass me without me seeing them. Pity the weather was so poor, very grey with rain falling. I did get some pictures with sufficient markings visible on the animals to send them in as part of the Sea watch Foundation photo a fin programme.

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    You are probably right. He counted 8 but was unable to get any photos of any worth because of the atrocious weather.
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    was so delighted, as we were flying out of wick i was looking down at the sea and saw four whales, was tickled pink to get the birds eye view

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