After a few days seal watching at Greatham Creek, we are beginning to learn the habits of the seals.
As the tide comes in, so do the seals. Each day we watch the mud disappearing under the water and wait eagerly for the first arrival. Some seals sneak in underwater, appearing further down the creek. Others pop their heads up to have a look at us, before continuing on their way. Within half an hour of the first arrival, there are normally another 20 or so to join it.
Each day we play a game to see how many seals haul out on the south side and how many fancy the north side.
Seals chilling out south side...
Last Wednesday, when we left at 6pm, the south side definitley had it. After some indecision at the beginning, the harbour seals settled for the south side. A grey seal, that turned up later, decided they were on to a good thing, so joined the 53 seals that were already there.
See you soon,