17/7/17 We had this immature Pomarine Skua fly over the boat making it a fare bird for the area.
Sadly thats the end of the wildlife watching and fishing from the ‘Lauren Jade’ for this season. I will have the boat out of the water as soon as the weather permits, she will be made ready for 2017. there is lots to do life – Jackets to be serviced and re-certificated, rods to be cleaned, reels oiled, written procedures to be updated Anti-fouling painted to the boat and a few adjustments made. I hope to be volunteering as a wildlife guide for the Dumfries and Galloway Councils Countryside Rangers Service again at Wigtown Bay LNR Bird Hide making this 7 winters of bird watching in the hide.
A slow start due to onshore wind but the fish were taking the bait in the afternoon with Bull Huss Tope and Thorn-back Rays caught and returned. Two Harbour Porpoise swam passed the boat but were hard to photograph. Later in the evening we diid a wildlife trip seeing Peregrine, Roe Deer, Grey Seals and sunsets.