I decided to go seal spotting today as my birthday yesterday was a bit of a strange one. So I set off to Donna Nook on the Lincolnshire coast to see the new born grey seals.
Even though I have a degree in Geography I am starting to get lost with amazing regularity, and of course it happened again. This time I swallowed my pride and switched Tom Tom on for some satnav guidance.
I followed her instructions down winding back roads and country lanes and pulled over in amazement at seeing a gentlemen in his garden chatting over the fence to a neighbour with a hawk on his arm!!!
He was very chatty and happy to let me ask questions and eventually take a few photographs
This is Fran, she was born earlier this year and is a Gyrfalcon. They are the largest of the falcon family and are usually found in the arctic regions.
She happily munched on a dead chick while we spoke and was totally un-phased with being photographed. She is one of the most beautiful birds I’ve had the pleasure to meet. I’ll let you know about the seals later, I’m still in shock!!