Saturday, 24 November 2012

Nearly didn't get out

The Safari didn't get far today with things to do far removed from safari-ing.
Frank has just turned 9 YO recently and passed his 4th Gotcha Day so we took him to the beach for his first time since July and his knee injury. Needless to say he loved it!!!

We did have a reason to go down there - we have to collect enough shells for a school geography & art project in the week - 30 students are gonna needa lorra lorra shells - no idea what they are going to do with them...all will be revealed on Thursday no doubt, providing we've collected enough shells.
Most of the usual suspects in the shell-line were collected but there were a good number of Curved Razors, not something we see too many of, a single undamaged Iceland Cyprine and more than usual Common Otter Shells were eclipsed by a small Sand Gaper, rarely see those on our beach. Couldn't find any Tower Shells though - where are they?
SD had had a Harbour Porpoise earlier in the morning but a couple of quick scans with the bins rather than the scope at low tide only provided us with a Grey Seal.
Back at Base Camp a big flock of Long Tailed Tits went through the garden on their way to roost completely avoiding the feeders :-(
Nothing from British Columbia yet this evening.
Where to next? A date with a pond tomorrow, one of the best ponds in Lancashire that requires a bit of de-Willowing...see you there?
In the meantime let us know what's roosting in your outback.
Late Edit:- Nice group of Stellar's Sealions on the webcam this evening - no pic/screengrab sorry.

1 comment:

Blackpool Nature said...

Hi Dave !

Nice to see the 'Boss' back on the Blog but tell him to cheer up will you - he's such a bonny boy !