Everyone at Sealife Adventures is getting really excited about the season ahead, we have crew all ready to look after our customers and the boat is all set to go. We have been out today and were lucky enough to see four Great Northern Divers flying across in front of the boat. Great Northern Divers are the largest of all the UK divers and are also relatively rare, it is largely a winter visitor to our shores although some non breeding birds will stay all year round and we also see occasional breeding birds in the spring and summer. The divers we saw today were still in winter colour which is a fairly dark body and rear of head and neck but a very white throat. In breeding colours they are spectacular with checkerboard back, dark head and a stripy collar. Here is a picture of one we saw last summer:
Although we are still early for our whale visitors we will be watching lots of other animals over the next few weeks, right now we can see Eagles, Seals, Porpoise and lots of sea birds, more news and pics to come!