23rd November 2013
Thank you to all the 19 observers who stood in the cold North Easterly Wind this morning. The weather remained dry for most of us and the wind died a little towards midday. The swell however made long distance viewing still difficult.
Although there were reports of Grey Seals not one single cetacean was seen around the whole coast of Norfolk from Holme in the west to Great Yarmouth in the East. As one individual put it “I see no Whales – not even a dead one”. The later remark referring to the fact the dead Minke Whale washed up at Cromer yesterday was removed by the local authority overnight. The winds obviously were the reason for the absence of sightings. Off Sea Palling a group of very distant Gannet were following something but alas nothing could be seen over the horizon.
A good number of seabirds were observed from all quarters including Long tailed Ducks, Common Scoter, a single Great Northern Diver, Red breasted Merganser and Manx Shearwater, lots of Eider, Auk sp’s, Red throated Divers and Gannet with lesser numbers of Wigeon, Brent, Teal and Tufted Duck moving.
Thank you once again for your efforts today.
If you should happen to see a cetacean in Norfolk waters at any time please let me know preferably by text at the time or use of email or the reporting form on this website www.norfolkcetaceans.wordpress.com