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Author Topic: Tralee Point Nest - 2017-2018 season  (Read 270 times)
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« on: October 09, 2017, 11:11:20 AM »


The Tralee Point Nest is in a LOVELY location!
At the end of a road that is quiet but for all the people coming & going at Sea Breeze Lodge.
It is a bit hard to see into the Nest from the end of the road but i bet it is visible from the beautiful pebbly beach below.
The actual Tralee Point is off to your left when you go down to the beach.

You can see what happened in this neighbourhood last year, & also find the link to the previous season
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« Post / Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 11:26:13 AM »


 
i got the heads up that there was another dead Harbour Porpoise washed up on the beach, this one headless.
The last one was late august on Whaling Station Bay & they got dragged out to sea by a boat before i heard about them & before i could go have a look.
This one was down the path to Tralee Point/Pebble Beach, just to the right a bit.
First thing i discovered is that they were NOT headless.
The skin is pulled away from the skull but it is still there as is that very interesting *beak*!
i have never seen one of these before.
i called the Marine Mammal Hotline & was referred to a fella i have been sending dead Sea  Lion fotos to.
He was very curious to see this animal.
 
october 4 2017 12:25 - dead Harbour Porpoise
 


The skull & *beak* are more visible in this foto.
 


A close-up of the head area.
That is the tongue sticking out on the left side there.


 
i asked to be informed as to what he thought about the body, what they were, how old they were, & what caused the death.

Hi Barb,

Looks like a young harbour porpoise to me. Lots missing. It would not be the same HP from August. With so much missing it is hard to know cause of death.

Thanks again,

Paul

 
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« Post / Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 11:50:57 AM »

 
We went further down the beach after checking out the Porpoise & i spotted what was only the second Eagle i had seen since august, the other one being Em.
Perhaps feeding on the carcass?
 
october 4 2017 12:39 - adult Eagle
 

 

 

 

 

 
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