Seal and babes

We heard there had been a large colony of seals somewhere near the Great Orme so set out to find them if possible last Sunday.

We saw about 10 altogether with one or two really small ones hiding among the rocks, only a small area so maybe there were more somewhere else, or maybe they had grown enough to swim away.

I count 12 here, with one white one with eyes open and the other which I hope was OK but it didn't move while we were there, only about 10mins as we had a nearly nine year old wanting to climb the rocks!!!!

Think we have rock cam behind the one youngster ( zoomed in as thought it might be a dead seal) but pretty sure it is inert!

Come on Mum feed us, but not sure if she did.

Distraction was needed so we climbed the hill!!!

Plenty of flat spaces to run around up there, as long as you stayed away from the edge.    (My nerves aren't what they used to be when kids are around):(  There were a lot of people walking and sitting down eating picnics, nice area.

No wonder the seals had cuts and grazes

Yay......bird in flight!!!!!!

and finally - a cormorant enjoying the breeze.

Hope you enjoyed.

Gaynor

Lot to learn

  • Brilliant pics Gaynor especially the one by the rock cam ( ghostly looking thing!) Seal looked as if it was laughing!

     

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  • Thanks Wendy, yes those rocks were a pain, I hadn't cottoned on that there were such young seals there until I put pics on computer (same old story). That'll teach me!!

    Lot to learn

  • What an interesting day out Gaynor and wonderful set of photos, great to catch up with seals despite those powerful and dramatic waves crashing in - makes you wonder how they survive !

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  • Splendid set Gaynor, looked proper choppy out, no wonder cautious about the kids running about!!
  • gaynorsl said:

    We heard there had been a large colony of seals somewhere near the Great Orme so set out to find them if possible last Sunday.

    Fabulous photos Gaynor, and it seems almost challenging conditions.

    I'm guessing the seals would be around the Headland side, I'll have to check it out next time I'm up that way.

    Did you end up on the adventure playground?

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Great photos and fantastic to see the seals and their youngsters. The rock-cam does look decidedly odd but there you have the idea for even better photos next year - a bit of papier mache should do the trick - I'll look forward to those!!!

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  • Wonderful shots, Gaynor. The Seals blend in so well with their surroundings.

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  • Thanks all, yes it was fairly rough out there but the adult seals were happy going in and out of the water, nice to get a bit of peace I suppose.
    Nigel if you want to climb down there to place a cam then good on ya:-) mad birdwatcher mutter mutter!!!!!!
    Mike it was on the other side of the Little Orme that we found them - Penrhyn Bay, and no we didn't get to visit anywhere else as after climbing around and wandering around it was time to go home and the rain arrived.

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Gaynor, I was also considering asking Nigel if he was volunteering to clamber down the cliff to place the camera for you!

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    gaynorsl said:

    Mike it was on the other side of the Little Orme that we found them - Penrhyn Bay, and no we didn't get to visit anywhere else as after climbing around and wandering around it was time to go home and the rain arrived.

    Yes, I know the Little Orme, not sure I'm able to get around there so easily these days.

    I'm sure you'll know the adventure playground I was talking about on the Grt Orme.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler