When obs regular Derek arrived in this mornings rain he reported that the Common Seal was still present near the main slipway, and Dave from the ranger service brought across Sarah of the marine rescue service and Phillipa a vet from Leahurst to have a look at it. The opinion was that it may have a gum problem and it was given an antibiotic injection and then released on the east side of the island as it was thought to be well enough to look after itself. Photo below, Phillipa, Sarah and Derek approach the seal.
With little other time available the only bird sighting of note was a flock of 300 Bar-tailed Godwits flying SW to NE.
(DB) photos Roy Forshaw