I have been exploring our local beaches with my buddy Steve. As you know I have visited some amazing places in my travels, coral reefs, ship wrecks and many different coastlines in the in the US and Hawaiian Islands.
But I did not realise just how much wildlife we can find on our own beaches here in the UK. As you know my local beach is covered in a rare habitat called vegetated shingle but this only grows above the high tide line. There is very little beach exposed at low tide, so I have not seen much seashore life. However, this year I have seen some amazing marine life on other local UK beaches.
So here is some of the wildlife I experienced this year with my buddy Steve.
These are some of the seabirds I saw on Kingston beach, not far from the nature reserve, in a small bay inside Shoreham harbour.
This is a little egret, it stalks along the edge of the incoming tide catching small sea creatures in its long sharp beak.
We also saw this sandwich tern resting on the sandy mud
In the river, we saw this cormorant catch and eventually eat this eel.