What a mixed bag, hail, sun, rain, mist but worst of all picking up a virus and having to terminate my break by two days, still we Brits are made of sterner stuff and we get what we went for, probably not in the order expected, nor of the photo quality we sometimes expect but it is being there that matters
I will need some of your help in identifying this wildlife as time goes by so please bear with me as I load up some photos:-)
Black Backed Gull [lesser or greater??] this one was taken in the gusty thermals over Kessingland [Lowestoft] cliffs
Anyone know if this is the skeleton of a bull seal, with the ferocious seas last week I guess the skeleton was washed up into a shallow gully the skull was 10-15' away, I later moved the head to make it look like a complete skeleton
very dophin like? im coastal and have seen many washed up. ive never seen a seal skeleton so maybe im no help at all on this one ;-)
Wow that's fascinating to see John, hope someone can ID it.
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FB I'm unsure on that as I have a young dolphin/porpoise on the same stretch of coast 4 years ago
Sparrow with a Blackbird in bright sunshine
The gull is Lesser Black-backed. I agree with flightybunny that the skeleton looks more like a cetacean than a seal.
ETA The other corpse looks like Harbour Porpoise. Sad to see :(
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Thanks guys for the ID on LBBG and the Dolphins/Porpoises:-)
Same area but more inland I'm wondering if the Crow has been devouring a hedgehog
I took this picture on a smallholding last Wednesday, it wasn't just the geese that were honking, so too was the weather, I'm sure most of you in the Southern Counties of England were aware of the atrocious weather conditions under foot!
A Greenfinch at Kessingland last week, look at those claws
A Herring Gull launching itself from a cliff top
Back on the beach there was this beastie, some tow to three inches long, I did turn it over but there were no identifying marks eg a pattern, is it a type of Sea Slug?
A Kestrel had been hovering over the cliffs but I couldn't focus on it [the lens was hunting too LOL:) ] but it swooped down over the dunes and I just fired from the hip, I should have my cataract op on June 6th all being well
A Linnet [I think!]
Lovely photos John for a guess i'm going for Linnet too...and a sea slug.