Sunday, 14 December 2014

Common Seal, River Adur West Sussex

I received a sighting from Marie a dog walker along the River Adur in Shoreham-By-Sea on Saturday December 13th 2014. The time was about 16:30. The seal was resting on the river bank near the shoreham bypass bridge.
Even thought it was getting dark, Marie was able to send some photos and even with the low light and  distance from the seal there was a good head silhouette  that identified it as a common seal.
Marie spoke to a fellow dog walker who said that he had observed the seal earlier in the week a couple of times and that on one occasion it was making a barking noise (something I have only head during mating/territorial barking and if feeling threatened.