RIAAN JACOBS CELEBRATES PELAGIC BIRDS OFF KLEINBAAI, CAPE WHALE COAST
Posted on the 23rd March 2017
BirdLife Overberg member and master photographer Riaan Jacobs joined the crew of Dyer Island Cruises on a pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai on 21 March. Riaan describes it as an unbelievable outing, with hundreds of Atlantic Yellow- Nosed, Black-Browed and Shy Albatrosses being on view. Large flock of Cory`s and Sooty Shearwaters were also present, together with a few Great and Manx Shearwaters. European and Wilson`s Storm-Petrels were abundant and very active and Riaan claims that it took all of his skills to get good images of these brilliant little birds. Several skuas and White-chinned Petrels were also seen regularly. Large numbers of Cape Gannets with many immature birds were also found closer to shore hunting with Bottle-nosed Dolphins.
We decided to post a photo article with a selection of Riaan's lovely images. It is the best time of year to make a reservation to join DICT on one of these pelagic cruises. Contact Hennie Otto at firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 (0)83 295 5307 for details.