Posts by Charlie Phillips
Where Is Everybody?
It’s getting quieter and quieter by the day for dolphins sightings arond the inner Moray Firth and you have go do a bit of travelling around to see any of the bigger groups – there are a few 1’s and 2’s dolphin combinations travelling around like Kesslet and Charlie or Zephyr and young ZuZu and…Read More
In The Company of Dolphins…
It was lovely to have WDC colleagues Tracey, Amy and Dan with me while out at sea recently – we had some company…Read More
A Lovely New Arrival…
We have some lovely news about adopt a dolphin star Spirit – she has given birth to another little baby only three years after having her last youngster so a little bit unexpected. I have only managed to get a brief glimpse of Spirit and her baby on a rough, grey day but thanks to…Read More
I had an exquisite encounter recently with WDC Adopt a Dolphin star Rainbow and her four year old son, Indigo. They were in a group of dolphins that were heading out of the Cromarty Firth heading down the coast under the shadow of the south Sutor cliff and the colours of the coastline’s rocks and…Read More
Having a fun lunchtime…
WDC Adopt a Dolphin star Kesslet has been doing a lot of hunting around the Kessock Channel and Inverness Harbour area recently and yesterday, along with her son Charlie, she was getting some nice salmon, and was enjoying herself so much that she went backwards with a fish in her mouth, as you can see…Read More
Slowing Things Down….
Here’s a little slow-motion clip of some dolphins hunting salmon at Chanonry Point recently, you will see the salmon being ejected by the dolphin, this is done because the dolphin wasn’t completely happy about the way that the fish was positioned in the throat, so ejects the fish and tries again – Adopt a Dolphin…Read More
Life can be rough at this time of year as an adult male dolphin – territories and females to defend, disputes to settle and also keeping some of the young upstart “lads” firmly in their place…it’s all go. As you can see in the composite photo below, both of the big male Bottlenose dolphins that…Read More
Hello Moonlight !
The local dolphins are a bit scattered around the Inner Moray Firth just now trying to find the best places to find food as the migratory salmon run is a bit sporadic, but thankfully there is enough to go round and not long ago I had the pleasure of Moonlight popping right up in front…Read More
Lifting The Spirits
While out on an unplanned and unexpected boat trip last Sunday I was really pleased to see a group of dolphins heading west past Hopeman on the Moray Firth coast. As we got a little closer in the grey and rough sea I realised that I could see a few familiar dorsal fins belonging to…Read More
Rain, Rain, Come Again…
We have had a very dry spell of weather up here in the Moray Firth area of Scotland for a long time and at long last there has been some heavy rain to raise the river levels a little and this means that the migratory salmon will start running in from the sea again after…Read More