Friday, 14 August 2015
Dolphin watching (Porpoises) at Berry Head in Devon
Last year we went dolphin watching in Cardigan Bay in Wales.
When we decided to come to Devon this summer we looked up if there was anywhere that we might see dolphins from the shore.
Berry Head near Torbay seemed to have the best recorded sightings over the past month.
After researching last year that dolphins can be seen just before high tide we worked out that high tide at Berry Head would be 12.30pm on the day we were visiting.
We climbed up through the Nature reserve and sat down right on the cliff edge. The sun was shining and the sea was quite flat so it was easy to spot anything on the water. At first we noticed patches of sea weed and lots of jellyfish floating past.
Roughly around 12.45pm we saw what we thought was 3 Common dolphins, over the next 30 minutes we watched a group of 3 and a group of 2 go back and foward around the buoys in front of us.
On looking back at the photos I think they look more like Harbour Porpoises as they have shorter snouts.
These photos are right at the end of my lens