Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Siskin at Hand and funny captions

                                    Come on little Siskin, come to the hand... 

                                              Yeah! you came to the hand!

Hey, Thomas the cat are you hungry?
                                              what's that you say little birdy? 
Look I am touching the bird with my nose!
ugh! did you fart, our was that me?

Take the photo Henry!
Can you think of a better caption for Tommy to say?

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sea Slugs - Onchidoris bilamellata - First records for Fair Isle

Sea Slugs - Onchidoris bilamellata
 First record for Fair Isle!
not rare in Britain just never found or noted here before.
I found about 10 of them.

sweet peerie little things aren't they!

Sea Slugs with nicely striped Dog Whelks found in the North Haven during very low tide.
March 9th, 2012
 I took them to Nick Riddiford for identification. Thanks Nick!
I like tide-pooling!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Fishing with Stuart & Dad


Pollack on a string... Henry caught 4 Pollack at a go.
 Stewart of Quoy took us out fishing in his boat July 30th, 2011 the Sea/Ocean was anything but calm that day. My dad has a saying "you never get sea sick if you have a fish on the end of your line". And we had plenty! It was amazing almost non stop fish! and so many different kinds. Dad & I had a blast! While Stewart was laughing at my enthusiasm.

Greater Sandeel

Dad caught a Gunnard

The View of the Isle from Sea is always... Wow!
Kirk Stack, the white on the rocks are nesting Gannets as are most of the birds in the air. Average wingspan 180cm.

My 3 Haddock
Stewart snagged this beautiful Sunstar from the watery depths.
Dad and I have never seen one before. 

We went in for a closer view at the fallen cliff face.
in a hour or two the fish box was full.
on the way back to the pier we checked our Lobster trap! lucky day!

our half or share of the catch.
Mackerel, Haddock, Cod, Greater Sandeel & Flounder
(Pollack & Coallies not shown)

I found these 2 in the the stomach of the Cod. 

Squat Lobster & Long Clawed Porcelain Crab 

We have tale to tell... Thank you Stewart!