Posts Tagged ‘bottlenose dolphins’
Don’t stroke the lions!
When you go to an animal park where they hold animals like lions or bears, there are signs that say “Don’t open the windows of your car!” or “Don’t get out of the car!” or “Don’t try to stroke the animals!” or “Do not reach through the bars!” And people generally follow these instructions because…Read More
A Fantastic Season and a Farewell to the Scottish Dolphin Centre’s Residential Volunteers
It has been a truly fantastic season here at Spey Bay! There have been dolphins a plenty treating all of us newbies to some exceptional displays. From wee tiny calves to groups of adolescent teens, all have been showing off their immense power and strength when breaching and doing somersaults out of the water. However…Read More
My Final (Sea) Glimpse From The Scottish Dolphin Centre
As many of the recent blog posts from the Scottish Dolphin Centre can attest, we really can’t believe that autumn and the end of the season is upon us. Before myself and fellow education volunteer Laura say our farewells, we do still have some fun and games planned for the centre’s October Wildlife Warriors club.…Read More
Shorewatch, or Haarwatch?! September’s Big Watch Weekend.
WDC Shorewatch’s bi-annual Big Watch Weekend was a brilliant success again this September. The weather was not as kind to us as it was in June with many of our Shorewatch sites covered in a thick haar for most of the weekend. It became a serious case of Haarwatch for many of us… haar haar…Read More
Autumnal Sightings at the Scottish Dolphin Centre
We are well and truly into the thick of autumn now here at Spey Bay. The leaves are starting to change colour and fall off the trees. Walking along the River Spey our footsteps are complemented by the sounds of crunching leaves. Fungi has started sprouting up all along the woodland however I am yet…Read More
Scottish Dolphin Centre Says Goodbye To Old Friends
This weeks blog has been written by our Summer Guide, Heather, about what we have been saying goodbye to here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre this week. After their much awaited arrival at the beginning of April we are now seeing the osprey visits dwindle and soon the remaining ospreys will begin their migration of…Read More
Ringing in the (wildlife) changes at the Scottish Dolphin Centre
Volunteering as a guide at the Scottish Dolphin Centre this summer, I’ve gotten used to telling visitors that we’ve been seeing the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins at least once a day, with often spectacular displays of breaching. However, as the summer is making way for autumn and the salmon are running a little less, I’ve…Read More
Shorewatch’s September Big Watch Weekend
After a fantastic season it’s time for Shorewatch’s bi-annual Big Watch Weekend: 12th, 13th and 14th September. During this weekend our dedicated Shorewatchers layer up and anchor themselves to their Shorewatch sites, with the aim of completing as many Shorewatches as possible. We will then be able to see what is going on at that exact…Read More
There be a mutiny at Spey Bay this Sunday on Pirate Day!
With the end of the six weeks holidays coming near here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre we will be celebrating in style! Over the past few weeks we have been seeing lots of dolphin activity with pod sizes ranging from just two individuals to twelve! The ospreys who will be preparing for their long migration…Read More
What’s Around Spey Bay
This weeks blog has been written by Scottish Dolphin Centre summer guide Heather. Read on to find out what she has been spotting around Spey Bay these past few weeks… As the weather warms up at Spey Bay we have been seeing bottlenose dolphins almost every day and it has been very exciting for all…Read More