Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Cygnet and the Seal

A Combination of High tide, low pressure and river spate ensured that the river breached the banks at the estuary today. The estimated tide was 4.6 metres which was not out of the ordinary for a spring tide, it could have been much higher. It is the highest I have seen at this time of year, after the long dry spell it will help the Spawning Salmon get up the tributaries. The Seal was very much on the prowl for any passing Salmon, and at one point perhaps contemplating a bit of cygnet ! It had a definite close look and the cygnet was keeping a very wary eye on the river predator, with Mum and Dad at a safe distance.

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