The star of the day was a very obliging Grey seal that was present with the rising tide in Longis Bay from about 2pm and still around at 5pm. Cathy and I watched him from the Obs first floor windows as he caught and devoured a very large fish. It was predominantly and awful day of wet and windy weather here today. I understand rough seas are good times to have a chance of seeing seals in calmer bays outside their breeding season, and that was certainly the case this afternoon.

Curlew numbers continue to rise with 12 on Longis Beach at high tide along with a Little Egret. There was also a mixed flock of about 20 House martins and Swallows feeding over low the sea.


Curlews in Longis bay this afternoon – photo David Child