Birds and a seal

3rd February 2010, Wednesday

Just off the beach at St Leonards this morning a Grey Seal lolloping happily about in the water. Following Pete’s notes on the big numbers of Great crested Grebes I counted 160 offshore between West St Leonards and Glyne Gap this morning. In addition a Red-necked Grebe among about twenty of the Great Crested grebes not too far off the boats at Bulverhythe (although a telescope rested on a winch hut roof was needed for a proper view) watched swimming, diving and even preening and 2 Grey Plovers were joined by a Purple Sandpiper on the shingle roost.