Wildlife Seen In 2021.

Is it really time for my first Round Up Post of 2021! Before I put this blog together , I had actually forgotten that I have seen quite a selection of wildlife this year. The ending of travel restrictions at home meant holidays in different parts of the UK , therefore different wildlife too. It was so good to spend a week on the Norfolk Coast, where there are an abundance of sea birds such as Avocet and Brent Geese. And of course Seals galore, which are always fun to see ( and hear! ), they do make some funny noises. 😁

Spent quite a bit of time at the caravan too, which has has been a great base for exploring Cumbria and even further North. It was a pleasure to be taken to see a rare Bird’s-eye Primrose by a botany loving lady in Melmerby and to catch a glimpse of Red Squirrels in woodland at Killhope Mining Museum , County Durham.

The best wildlife moments are often those that completely sneek up on you. Like coming across a Sika Deer Stag whilst on a local walk. What an honour…. My personal favourite sighting though might just be that of a Blood Vein Moth. This strange insect was discovered by my niece and nephew in the grass ,whilst we walked in fields near Downham. To see the photo keep scrolling down. Enjoy. ♥️

Red Squirrel 🐿️, one of three seen at Killhope Mining Museum in County Durham.
Common Seals on a hidden sand bank, Brancaster in Norfolk.
A nesting Fulmar , the stripey red cliffs of Hunstanton, Norfolk.
Brent Goose, there were flocks of these at RSPB Titchwell Marsh in May.
Two Red Legged Partridge in a field in Melmerby.
Sunflower 🌻 Display, Crummock Bank Farm in Cumbria.
Male Eider Duck in Eyemoth Harbour, Scottish Borders.
Golden Plover on Melmerby Fell in April.
Holly Blue Butterfly, Clitheroe Castle.
Turnstone at Hunstanton beach.
A Yellow Iris is home to a 🐌 Snail, Hest Bank, Lancashire.
Sweet Cygnet at Salt House, Norfolk.
More Norfolk wildlife ~ Muntjac Deer 🦌
Vibrant purple Columbine, Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
My first ever Tree Creeper photo, taken at NT Acorn Bank.
Birds – Eye Primrose. Love the colour. In a field near Melmerby.
Avocet ~ Cley Next The Sea, Norfolk.
A Grey Seal waiting for food at Eyemouth Harbour in Scotland.
Blood Vein Moth. Don’t you think it looks like a pair of blood drained lips! Photo taken by my nephew Roman.
Handsome Sika Deer Stag, Gisburn Park, Lancashire.

My vow for next year, is to actually take my Camera out more. Like most people I seem to be relying more on my phone camera, which of course is not good enough to capture that elusive Kingfisher or that cackling Jay.

What wildlife have you been lucky enough to see in 2021? 🤗

24 thoughts on “Wildlife Seen In 2021.”

    1. I hadn’t realised quite how much until I looked through my photos. I would love to see all that you see , all those fox and badger and beautiful birds. 🙂

  1. This is such a lovely post and you saw so much. I love the tree creeper and the seal’s head and the field of sunflowers. I have recently coming across the 12 wild days of Christmas which I think will be fun to do each day of the upcoming Christmas break.

  2. My fave of your pics – the seals at Brancaster – doing what seals do out of water – loaf around and look cute! Seen occasional ones bobbing about in the sea near Blackpool, but none this end. I’d have thought where the River Ribble meets the Irish sea would have offered abundant fishing – looking at the number of herons dining out daily?

    1. The seals were such a pleasure to watch. Quite a surprise as we turned a corner on a walk and there they were on the other side of the channel, just lounging around. We get quite a few herons here on the Ribble in Clitheroe. I quite like seeing them when they look all hunched over and grumpy, but not when they have ducklings in their sights.

    1. The seals at Eyemouth are very cute. Feeding them at the harbour, probably not the best thing as they have come to expect it apparently. The ones in Norfolk are not interfered with by humans, which is better. Thanks for the comment! X

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