Close encounter of the Grey seal kind this morning along the Shields pier. This one had hauled itself out about 2 thirds of the way along the pier and looked to be pretty content just rested up here.
Lifes a yawn....
After a while of viewing the Seal it became apparent that it did have some injuries to its back flippers( don't know if that's the right terminology? ) These didn't look to be too deep, but both flippers showed signs of damage in more or less the same place...ie.. in line.
And when viewing the shots from today it looks like the Seal has more injuries than first picked up.
It looked to be healthy enough with plenty body fat and seemed content just rested up here so hopefully its going to be ok.
Wander along the SAFC academy today ... Grasshopper warbler showed well briefly along with a Lesser White throat along the Hawthorn approach path.
Sedge warbler singing away from the reed beds, single Yellow wagtail and our first brood of ducklings this year.
Its getting towards the open season regarding grabbing fast moving shots of this buggers along with their mates. About 30-40 Sand martins over the ponds here today on this visit and a couple of Swallows. Let this sport begin..(and the recycle bin fill on the pc..)
Local Mistle thrush on its nest today ( nice one Jan ;-) )