Monday, 7 June 2010

Sealed off

The safari’s wander around Patch 1 this morning wasn’t really up to much. Our Blackcap and Whitethroat were singing, although the Blackcap was not doing its usual fluty warble more a disjointed tuneless affair, but nowhere near as tuneless as the Whitethroat’s efforts, and it was singing from an exposed dead twig at the top of a small tree – musta been on the hairy caterpillars yesterday!
A grand total of 15 adult Blackbirds were counted but no juveniles yet. We did note a couple of juvvy Woodpigeons though.
On the way to work we were held up for what seemed like an eternity at traffic lights as usual but unlike ‘as usual’ glancing across to the sea we saw a Grey Seal bottling a few feet off the sea wall.
Not long after, on Patch 2, we saw another one. Two Grey Seals in as many miles - can’t be bad. Nothing in the bird line troubled the notebook apart from a string of nine distant Common Scoters and two Gannets.
Where to next? Likely to be more of the same for a coupla days at least.
In the meantime have a look at these pics of a cute little chap that my mate sent me today and let us know what you think he is. You can have only two clues 1) it's not from the UK and 2) it doesn't eat 'meat' - We got it wrong!


A gold star for those that get the right answer!
Many thanks to Dean for IDing the Common Wintercress from the other day - we really ought to have remebered it from the last time he ID'd it for us and its's one we really should be familiar with - must buy a field guide.

8 comments:

Anno Brandreth said...

Hees hamster....

Anno Brandreth said...

does it come from Madagascar - they do usually!

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Nope - not Madagascar

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Anno Brandreth said...

Possum ?

Anno Brandreth said...

Moose?

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Gettin warmer

Monika said...

I don't think it's right but it looks kinda like a flying squirrel

Anonymous said...

Gees people are not trying very well. Bit more of a guess bet it comes from the South West of western Australia.
I'll the the guessing to continue...