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SeaSeal Update 21/05/2018: Atlantic grey seals

Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 4, wind direction NW

During yesterday’s SeaSeal survey, two Atlantic grey seals were spotted swimming past Birds Rock, in choppy sea conditions. There was also a high level of bird activity, including herring gulls nest building, choughs feeding and, at one point, a single kestrel flying past.

SeaSeal Update 21/05/2018: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and more

Weather conditions: Overcast/Fair, sea state 1, wind direction W

Our Sea Seal volunteer was up bright and early yesterday to conduct a morning survey at Birds Rock. Atlantic grey seals were spotted bottling in the water around the rocks. One of the seals was a returning visitor to Birds Rock. Bottlenose dolphins were also sighted throughout the two hours: with Snowcap and her calf observed among the individuals feeding close to the cliffs.

13/05/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and more

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW/NW

The coastal path over New Quay was a wildlife hotspot yesterday, with stunning bluebell hills and fauna giving our #Seaseal volunteers some incredible sightings. Surveys were carried out by Birds Rock, during which two of the Cardigan Bay big three were spotted!

Two Atlantic grey seals were seen hauled out on the rocks, actively watching the passing boats. Bottlenose dolphins were also sighted, with groups leaping, feeding and socialising close to the rocks for hours.

Insects such as St. Mark’s flies were out in large numbers – as were a variety of bird species, including linnets, red-billed choughs, whimbrels, wheatears and more. Finally, a rare sighting of a magpie tackling an adder was captured.

Join us for a Wildlife Walk this coming Wednesday to experience wildlife up on the coastal walk from 10:00 – 12:30.