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Thread: Harbour Porpoise

  1. #21
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    Default Harbour Porpoise.

    These small cetaceans are difficult to spot during the Autumn and Winter Months but they are still about.
    1 off Lybster on the 16th Nov 08
    2 ........................29th Nov 08
    2 ........................ 6th Dec 08

    Colin

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    Quite amazed that they are still about, your posts are a revelation seabird.

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    I saw two in Thurso Bay on New Years day around 1pm. It was great as I had not seen any for a while and wasnt even looking for them.
    Away with the birds

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    Default Porpoise 2009

    First Caithness sighting of cetacean for 2009.
    Two Harbour Porpoise seen in Thurso Bay at lunch time 1-1-09 By Kas.

    Not the first cetacean sighting of the year, that honour at the moment goes to Kevin at 08.30 1-1-09 with a sighting of 6 Bottlenose Dolphins at Aberdeen Harbour. (I think thats Kevin Hepworth Seawatch coordinater for that area.)

    Colin
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    Duncansby to Cromarty

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    Default Strathy porpoise

    I spotted 3 porpoise at Strathy Point on Wednesday 7th January at about 1.15pm. They were close in right at the very end of the point heading west.
    I spoke with the local crofter and he has seen up to about 12 animals recently all porpoise but no other cetaceans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red ranger View Post
    I spotted 3 porpoise at Strathy Point on Wednesday 7th January at about 1.15pm. They were close in right at the very end of the point heading west.
    I spoke with the local crofter and he has seen up to about 12 animals recently all porpoise but no other cetaceans.
    Well spotted red ranger.
    Although HP are around the coast all year, sightings during the Winter month are difficult.
    HP i've sighted seem to be there one second and gone the next.

    Colin

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    At least 2 Harbour porpoise off Holborn Head this afternoon.

    Away with the birds

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    I saw 2 again today in Thurso Bay, which were probably the same 2 I saw on Sunday.
    Away with the birds

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    Default Harbour Porpoise Lybster 21-3-09

    Small group of HP seen from the view point at Swiney Hill first thing this morning.
    I had 4 sightings involving 5 animals in what was ideal watching conditions, flat sea and very liitle wind..
    The nearest being about 2-300 meters fron the cliff face.

    Colin

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    Default Harbour Porpoise 18-4-09

    2 Harbour Porpoise seen off the coast of Murkle this morning by Kas at around 07.20.
    1 seen off Lybster this evening at 17.30.

    Colin

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    Being seen on and off in Thurso bay but not in great numbers one or two at a time when the weather is calm.
    3 at Gills Bay yesterday at 10.30, 22.05 and at least 8 were off Strathy point yesterday22.05. evening between 1700 and 1930hrs.
    Away with the birds

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