Is the weather cooling off ?

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Obsession with the weather is an English obsession but the weather is a little cooler today and clouds are in the sky. I have caught up with some of the local wildlife at the Haven. It always amazes me that the same view can always be different.

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In the water, I spotted this Jellyfish. News reports had said there was an increase in Jelly numbers around the UK with warmer summer waters. Normally I have only spotted them dead on the beach.

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The same usual visitors around the harbour.ย  The Shell ducklings were very active and now they have grown larger the adult birds are giving them more space and time to explore and develop by themselves.

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The ducklings as well as growing their colours have changed they are very camouflaged against the mud in the harbour basin. If you want to look back at the ducklings a few weeks ago click on my link below.

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Harbour from the seaward side.

Other birds about today included a Cormorant who had decided to take over the old post to dry his wings. Avocets were about and a Redshank had returned.

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The picture of the Redshank shown with a Black-headed gull and Mallard is useful as it allows you to see the size of the Redshank next to a familiar bird.

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Teasels are coming into flower which will become a food source for seed-eating birds in theย  Autumn.

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Many clouds in the sky the first seen for a couple of weeks.

 

12 thoughts on “Is the weather cooling off ?

  1. What a great collection of shore photos Andy … those ducklings are so cute – I enjoyed them from the first pics you showed us, and the other day you had some as well. You saw a lot of birds at one time – perhaps the cooler day brought them out? I’ve never seen a jellyfish so that was interesting to me. We have a storm rolling in – I am obsessed with the weather as well. This is a cold front which will bring a dip in humidity and 20 degrees cooler … it is torrential rain now and some thunder … some relief at any rate for a few days anyway.

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