Friday, 28 November 2014

Grey Seals at Donna Nook

We drove through the rain, drizzle and fog yesterday to see the seals at Donna Nook.  This is one of four thriving UK colonies of Grey Seals (also known as Atlantic Seals).  Britain has about 40% of the world population of these creatures: the other colonies are at Horsey, Blakeney and Farne Isle.

They spend most of the year in the sea but this time of year they pull themselves onto land in order to give birth, argue, mate, shout at each other, sleep, eat and fall out!

Seal count 24th November 2014:  Seal count: pups 1,220, cows 1,314, bulls 516. 

We thought we would be the only people there .... Thursday on a miserable, wet day .... the car park was packed though! There was even a school trip!  The hotdog stalls were doing a roaring trade!



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