A view, from the Viewing Area, of the Atlantic Grey Seals colony(Halichoerus grypus) at Donna Nook, Lincs. The majority of seals shown here are weaned pups, whose mothers have already left. Donna Nook is an RAF base and target practice goes on far out on the sands. Targets are set up and the vermilion patch of colour you see far right are markers, set up to guide the aircraft. I left this in, as I felt this was part of the scene.
Here are the numbers of seals recorded since the beginning of the month:
Monday 3 December
470 bulls, 839 cows, 1188 pups.
Note the big departure of females from last week, almost 400 have gone.
Total pup numbers born on the reserve this year (1471) has passed last years total (1438).Monday 10 December
433 bulls, 427 cows, 1018 pups.
Well worth a visit and photography opportunities from the designated viewing area are more than adequate, without the need for going out onto the sands and alarming the animals.
My thanks to those of you who voted and commented on yesterdays upload - always much appreciated
Wildlife and nature