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. ♥️
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.”
What an array of wildlife! The moth is very strange and the snail on the iris is really unique!
I love that snail , just hanging out on a flower on the beach. 🙂 The Moth was very strange,so exciting to see it.
You managed to see some lovely stuff in 2021
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. 🙂
Haven’t you had a good year! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that moth before…looks very handsome!
It was an interesting one!
You’ve had some wonderful wildlife moments. I’ll start collating mine tomorrow. The highlight for me would probably be Mr batty who frequented my yarden all summer xx
Oh yes, he was definitely a contender. xx
A wildlife safari. Marvellous!
Thanks 👍, I have been lucky. X
Wonderful photos! I need to get out and about with my camera more too.
Thank you! X
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.
Oh, I haven’t heard of that, must look into it. Thanks. xx
You’ve seen lots of different and interesting wildlife this year and your photos are wonderful:)
Thanks Rosie. X
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?
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.
You certainly have quite a wildlife collection here, I really like the Norfolk cygnet and the Muntjac deer 🙂
Thanks Eunice, those cygnets were so cute. And my first sighting of a Muntjac. 🙂
Whoa – this is an impressive collection of wildlife. My fave is of the Scottish seal, waiting to be fed.
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
I have mixed feelings about the moth. Enjoyed the pics! Wishing you many more outings in 2022 . Be safe and be well.
Thanks Alison. The Moth is rather different, that’s for sure. Have a lovely New Year. xx