I don’t have much in the way of sightings to report at the moment. My pal Alan and I were watching for dolphins recently from the warmth of my car parked at the Rosemarkie Caravan Site. Looking out to sea for a while brought nothing but ducks and gulls but suddenly a huge splash, a dorsal fin spotted then nothing more. That’s the way that sightings go at this time of year, very brief – blink and you would miss them. After Alan left to head home I spotted the same dorsal fin again, but much closer and it turned out to be a nice big guy called “Raggedy Fin”, ID#435, a dolphin that we see more often up around the Cromarty area.
Lots of snow around out in the countryside but not much in Inverness or North Kessock and the atmosphere is nice and clear – good for doing observations.