Thursday, 4 September 2014

In for a blenny in for a pound

The Safari has a bit of mixed bag for you today. Yesterday we had a quick look on the sea wall and found a Whiting that had been discarded as undersized for keeping by the fishermen - sadly whether eaten or not the result was the same...a dead fish.
 Later in the afternoon we did get to the nature reserve but spent too much time gassing to the Ranger that we didn't get a wander about. There were a lot of Migrant Hawker dragonflies on the wing and at least three Willow Warbler/Chiffchaffs were heard 'hweet'ing away from the scrub.
In the distance we heard a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Common Sandpiper (MMLNR #85).
We also got a bit of time to stick the camera in the rock pools again. It would have been better had we been able to get there later in the day when the sun shines in the pools - it seems the camera needs good light for best results -a steadier hand would be a boon too.
Any way see if you can spot the Blennies, hopefully we'll get better pics in the next few days.

Where to next? We've got a beach clean tomorrow so there might be the opportunity to spot something willdlifey as we scour the sands for litter - hopefullyy there on't be too much of that.
In the meantime let us know who's swimming around a breakneck speed in your outback.

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