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Thread: Minke Whale

  1. #21
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    Default Whale seen from Gills Lay by.

    At 13.32 hrs a Whale was seen to surface twice NW of Stroma, Pentland Firth heading East with the tide.
    I could see a curved dorsal fin and the whale looked quite small.
    In all probability it was a Minke.
    The first i've recorded for 2009

    Colin

  2. #22
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    Default Minke Thurso Bay

    First Minke seen from Thurso. 19-5-09 17.20
    Lots of birds were seen feeding on the outer edge of the Bay, this may well of attracted a passing Minke to feed.
    The whale was described as very big and was seen churning the surface water.
    Latest Caithness sightings see

    www.caithness-sea-watching.co.uk

    Colin

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    Hi Colin, love the new Caithness Sea Watching website. Lots of useful information and tips for local and visiting sea watch enthusiasts. Good luck, hope you get 'lots of hits'

  4. #24
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    Minke approx 4 mile off of the coast between Forss and Dounreay today at 1020, and just seen another in Thurso bay. Quite elusive though and you needs binoculars as it is not close enough to see with just your eye.

    One dodgy photo!! of this morning

    Away with the birds

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    We had a minke feeding off Strthy point yesterday evening the whole two and a half hours we were there. THe countryside ranger had seen 2 at four thirty before we arrived.

    Report of 2 off Holborn Head last night and another mid way between Holborn and Dunnet Heads.
    Away with the birds

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