June is a very busy time on the Island for us, not only are visitor numbers at their maximum but we have to count all of the islands seabirds, not once but twice. This involves taking the boat out and individually counting (clicking) each and every Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwake, and Fulmar. Some days can be easier than others, but yesterday we were treated to a spectacle unlike anything we have experienced ever before.
As we drifted with the tide we were approached by four Common Dolphin which circled us, swam underneath the boat and got so close it seemed they were within touching distance. See below for our underwater video and pictures.
If you listen closely at the start of the video you can hear some clicks coming from the Dolphin
These were the four Common Dolphin playing around our boat
If you look closely at the top of the frame you can see the cliffs full of seabirds we were meant to be counting!
The Dolphin stayed for around ten minutes before drifting slowly off to the West.