The wind has died down and the safari was able to escape the clutches of the desk for a few short minutes this lunch time. So a quick trip to the sea wall was called for. And what a trip it was! Within a few minutes scanning the gloomy sea we saw the unmistakable breach of a Harbour Porpoise not too far offshore. Nowhere near as spectacular and dramatic as Monika's pictures of Orcas and the poor Porpoise; but a cetacean never-the-less - certainly not photographable - How did Monika get those shots; fantastic, unbelievable, down-right brilliant. (There had been two a little to the south of us couple of days ago - my 'thesis' is coming along nicely just a few more years of data to collect and there might be something worth writing about. (On another note if anyone knows any publishers that publish children's wildlife fact based stories let me know because my - although I say it myself - masterpiece, 'What A Monster Week', was rejected by another sh!*&!*&?ty publisher yesterday...drat)). But I digress. We watched the Porpoise come up to the surface for a few minutes and then in their usual fashion it just disappeared. Nothing much else to report, a couple a Sand Martins flew south along the sea wall and in the distance some small flocks of Common Scoters made their way northwards. Other than that very little else.
I promised you Newts and Newts you shall have - - later today in the next thrilling instalment of the Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris.
Where to next? Hmmm - holiday weekend could be an adventure coming soon - but got a hole in the back garden to fill with concrete first.....doh.
In the meantime let us know what spectacular stuff have you found in your wild outback.