Daily Trip 27 March 2018

A birder's paradise at sea...

Written by Will Gilmore, March 27 2018

Daily Trip 27 March 2018

Guide Summary and Photographs

A picturesque day at sea and many awesome sightings. Our first animal on our marine adventure was of a very large great white shark cruising past the cage and even managed to ambush the bait line. A great display of how this predator works in its natural environment. We had to quickly move on as not to interfere with their operation, so we headed for Geyser Rock and our 60,000 strong Cape Fur Seal Colony. The seals were great fun to watch today, often porpoising around the vessel and causing a lot of commotion on land. We moved behind the Island in search of whales but instead stumbled across a birder’s paradise. Many pelagic bird species occur in our waters and we managed to see a handful of these today. The beautiful Cape Gannets were seen plummeting into the water at great speeds, swift turns and cormorants fishing and a lot of sooty shearwaters. We managed two species of skua, the Arctic and Brown and also a Giant Petrel feeding on a dead bird. The highlight of these was our last sighting of the day, two little African penguins. The birds were very skittish around of vessel, however we did get some excellent sightings.

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