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I Know Where You Are Mischief !

I Know Where You Are Mischief !

I often get sent photos of Bottlenose dolphins from all over Scotland to look at to see if I can identify them, and thanks to the images sent to me by Mr Douglas Gordon of Portmahomack, who was on a fishing trip in the Dornoch Firth (about 25km away from the Cromarty Firth) onboard a…

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Where Is Everybody?

It’s getting quieter and quieter by the day for dolphins sightings arond the inner Moray Firth and you have go do a bit of travelling around to see any of the bigger groups – there are a few 1’s and 2’s dolphin combinations travelling around like Kesslet and Charlie or Zephyr and young ZuZu and…

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A Lovely New Arrival…

We have some lovely news about adopt a dolphin star Spirit – she has given birth to another little baby only three years after having her last youngster so a little bit unexpected. I have only managed to get a brief glimpse of Spirit and her baby on a rough, grey day but thanks to…

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Rainbow Colours….

I had an exquisite encounter recently with WDC Adopt a Dolphin star Rainbow and her four year old son, Indigo. They were in a group of dolphins that were heading out of the Cromarty Firth heading down the coast under the shadow of the south Sutor cliff and the colours of the coastline’s rocks and…

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Slowing Things Down….

Here’s a little slow-motion clip of some dolphins hunting salmon at Chanonry Point recently, you will see the salmon being ejected by the dolphin, this is done because the dolphin wasn’t completely happy about the way that the fish was positioned in the throat, so ejects the fish and tries again – Adopt a Dolphin…

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Battle Scars…

Life can be rough at this time of year as an adult male dolphin – territories and females to defend, disputes to settle and also keeping some of the young upstart “lads” firmly in their place…it’s all go. As you can see in the composite photo below, both of the big male Bottlenose dolphins that…

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Hello Moonlight !

The local dolphins are a bit scattered around the Inner Moray Firth just now trying to find the best places to find food as the migratory salmon run is a bit sporadic, but thankfully there is enough to go round and not long ago I had the pleasure of Moonlight popping right up in front…

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Lifting The Spirits

While out on an unplanned and unexpected boat trip last Sunday I was really pleased to see a group of dolphins heading west past Hopeman on the Moray Firth coast. As we got a little closer in the grey and rough sea I realised that I could see a few familiar dorsal fins belonging to…

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Rain, Rain, Come Again…

We have had a very dry spell of weather up here in the Moray Firth area of Scotland for a long time and at long last there has been some heavy rain to raise the river levels a little and this means that the migratory salmon will start running in from the sea again after…

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