January seabird and dolphin activity

Posted by on January 11, 2012

Last weekend was quite stormy and was ideal for watching the fulmars perform their spectacular aerobatic displays around Trevaunance Point. They are back around the cliffs at full strength now and on windy days should be worth a walk out to the point to watch. Surprisingly the first razorbills were also buzzing to and fro from their nest sites last weekend, a bit earlier than expected. Keep a watch out for them now, especially on calm sunny days when they come back to inspect the nest sites and can sometimes be seen loafing on the sea in groups of up to 20 or 30.

Occasional feeding  frenzies have also been seen in the last few weeks with gulls and gannets feeding on small bait fish along with auks and shags. A few red-throated divers have also been seen recently. The bottlenose dolphins have also passed by with a group of 6 playing in the surf at Chapel Porth for some time last Friday