young Basking Shark (the dark shape under the water) in Gerrans Bay
Shags at Shannick Point
adult Shag with 3 well developed chicks
main Guillemot ledge
Rounding back into the entrance of the Carrick Roads on our return, CK picked out yet another Basking Shark, this time the real deal, a large c.25 foot beast which performed amazingly for at least half an hour as it circled the boat feeding. It was still present by the time we had to leave and afforded excellent close up views. Unfortunately, the video does not do the animal justice and the glare off the water has disguised the majority of the dark shape. All the same, an absolutely awesome experience!!!
Basking Shark circling the boat at the entrance to the Carrick Roads!
An adult Peregrine at an undisclosed nest site was also occupied with 2 chicks! The first time I have seen live Peregrine chicks, albeit being rather obscured views.
Peregrine chick, the small ball of white fluff just visible behind the vegetation in the center of the picture
Herring Gull following the boat
Basking Shark with the beautiful scenic backdrop of the Carrick Roads and the Roseland
back in the Carrick Roads