Hitting the bottle

A truly awful seawatch this morning was saved when Karen found the pod of Bottlenose Dolphins that have been mucking around offshore for the last few days, just as we were about to leave.  About 8-10 dolphins initially appeared in the murk, scarcely visible in the distance, but slowly came in and started their antics.  Unfortunately the light was awful: you couldn’t even see the horizon, making focus and exposure on distant things a nightmare.  However, an hour and a half watching a UK lifer can’t be bad.

Nearer to home, the Raven nest near us has become a noisy place, with four chicks demanding food.   Adding the two adults, the six birds here is nearly half of the total Sussex count for the 1990s. Welcome back!