Thursday, 6 March 2014

Squat

Here's a one for ya - Sunny day, 8C not a sign of a snake anywhere. Sunny day, 3C and there is an Adder! Only a fortnight late but it was nice to see a sign of spring instead of being wet.
The rain was back the following day but you can't let that stop you. If you don't go out you will see squat and even going out I got squat - Squat Lobster, caught and eaten by this Otter.
A Black Guillemot was still in winter plumage...
...while the Otter decided to come a bit closer - quality!
Another couple of Otters were seen after this but with the tide out it's better to find a place to have lunch. Found a spot but there was also a WT Eagle sitting there so no lunch.
A couple of Golden Eagle were briefly seen, a young WT Eagle was watched as it checked out a nest site while the owners were away and the runt Otter has definitely gone as the mum and single cub were seen. The Mistle Thrush will sing in the rain so they can cheer up a dull day but it's even better if you can get close to them - stunning bird.
Back to the old favourites after that - goose or heron? The Grey Heron is just looking tremendous at the moment so it wins hands down.

2 comments:

The happy wanderer. said...

The Heron does look to be in a wonderful state at the moment.

Dział Przyrody MŚO said...

Beautiful photos and interesting blog!
Greetings from Poland/Michał and Piotr