23rd November 2023
Another baby boom week at Horsey and looking at last year’s numbers it will be much more next week!! It was low tide this morning and although the sun was shining there was a cold wind. A Marsh Harrier was spotted over the Burnley Estate and a roe deer in the fields. Two pups were rescued, who were abandoned on the coastal path yesterday, are now safely at RSPCA East Winch. An adult was spotted at G33 that has an electronic tag, so we will be keeping an eye on her, hopefully we can update you later in the season…
In summary there are 2419 adults this week and 1826 pups…that means 1322 born this week!
At Winterton we had the usual problem that the counters were unable to see all seals as many on surf line below sight of dunes. Three adults were on the beach south of the car park and 37 adults could be seen north from car park, mainly on the corner south of Diamond Gap. Lots of seals are now gathering around this area, so if you are walking that way, the high dunes are the place to be to have the best view.
Details of the count
Waxham to Bramble Gap G17-51
1657 adults, 1121 Newborns, 380 suckling, 18 weaned, 32 dead
Somerton Gap to Winterton G52-59
762 adults, 180 Newborns, 84 suckling, 6 weaned, 7 dead
Totals Week 3
2419 adults, 1301 Newborns, 464 suckling, 24 weaned, 39 deadGo back