This grey seal was basking on a rock very close to the shore opposite the golf course in Lundin Links. It seemed to be enjoying the attention of bystanders on the beach.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Red admiral butterfly on clematis in the garden.
A common blue butterfly in Dumbarnie Links.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Monday, 15 August 2011
The larger fly on the right is a drone-fly (Eristalis tenax). The smaller one is the hover-fly (Episurphus balteatus) - see 8th August post. They are both feeding on ragwort in the Serpentine Walk.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
An edible crab stranded on the beach.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Note the pink flowers of the Indian Balsam on both sides of the burn (Click to enlarge photo). Indian or Himilayan balsam is a native of the Himilayas. It has spread rapidly in Britain since its introduction to Britain as a garden plant in 1839. It particularly favours stream and river banks.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Empty whelk shells are common on the beach in Largo. However this one was on the pier and I was surprised when I turned it over to find the whelk still inside. Possibly it had been dredged up with a creel. The foot can just be seen behind the round operculum with which it can close the opening of the shell.