Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Beach Baby

During a long weekend in Northumberland recently [11-14th November] we came across this Atlantic Grey Seal pup hauled out on a beach on the outskirts of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

We were concerned that it may need help – not only because it was on its own, but also because at first it looked quite lethargic. When we moved closer though, it did seem to perk up...

There were also one or two people walking dogs on the beach so in the end I decided to call a local sea life centre to make them aware of it – just in case. Unfortunately no-one was there to take my call so I had to leave a message... I hope it didn't come to any harm.
Another beach cutie was this Snow Bunting on the beach at the mouth of the river Tweed, fluffing up and preening itself...

– perhaps newly arrived after a long flight?