|Henry & Logan spent most of the weekend looking at birds & tide-pooling.|
This Seal was oddly way up the beach at the North Haven.
|Henry found this Cuckoo Ray still alive trapped on the North Haven beach during low tide.|
I picked it up and let it go back in the water.
|Wood Pigeon - sadly the best of the new migrant bird arrivals this weekend.|
also seen, a Greenland White-fronted Goose and (possible) Ring-billed Gull are still handing around.
|Squat Lobster - one of 5 caught|
|Spotted Cowrie Shell & 2 Long-clawed Porcelain Crabs.|
|left: We have no idea what this white sea slug thing is? Maybe a flat worm? |
It's new one for us, any help with the ID would be great.
update: Lamellaria perspicua - a slug with internal shell
Yes! another first for Fair Isle!
right: Henry caught our 2nd record ever of a Montagu's Sea-snail aka Tadpole Fish.
What? Pycnogonum littorale? some sort of Sea Insect or Spider.
Ugly , but... A new first for Fair Isle found by Logan!
Note from Nick: The three marine invertebrates found by Henry and Logan - sea-spider Pycnogonum littorale, the mollusc Lamellaria perspicua, and the worm Marphysa sanguinea - do not seem to have been recorded for Fair Isle before.
Henry's pink... Grey Sea Slug?
This Breadcrumb Sponge Looks a bit like a map of Scotland.
Henry caught one of the Goldfish that has been living in or pond for years.
26cm. or 10+ inches.
Sunsets and the Lighthouse starts to shine though the night.
When viewed from the Auld Haa it looks like John at Utra has the beacon on his shed.
I gave Logan some tips about blogging, check it out his post of the same weekend.. http://logansnatureblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/a-trip-to-fair-isle.html
Fantastic shots! Have only just discovered your blog-I will be a regular visitor.ReplyDelete
Sea lemon for your unknown - just a guess and could be off target.ReplyDelete
Love the ray.mhope you guys are well.
Gotta love the sunrise and sunsets.ReplyDelete
this looks like a sea lemon to me I have also found somthing like that on a beach in vidlin down below the school.ReplyDelete
Very cool beach critters!ReplyDelete