Thursday, February 11, 2016

A pup for company


It's a great time of year for pitching up on the boulder-strewn southern flank of the Brigg and enjoying the bay, where there's a typically entertaining variety of species to enjoy - common stuff like Red-throated Divers, Great Crested Grebes, Shags, Cormorants and auks, and more sought-after delicacies such as Great Northern Divers, a recent Long-tailed Duck, and our long-staying Surf Scoter (it's been almost two months now....). It took us both a while to realise it the other day, but this Grey Seal pup and I had chosen similar spots within a few metres of each other; not a big deal, and at least one of us spent much of the time snoozing.