We saw lots of anemones, limpets, whelks, mussels and top shells. There were patches of baby mussels, in dips in the rock, in sort of mussel nurseries.
|Mussel nursery in a dip in the rock|
|Beadlet anemone and Top Shells|
|Whelk eating some Mussels|
We found a Strawberry Anemone, which was similar to a Beadlet Anemone, but much brighter pink and had spots on the outside.
Bug Mad Girl caught a shore crab that was covered in barnacles and seaweed. When she turned it over, she realized it had a parasitic barnacle living on it (the yellow thing underneath it).
We saw a Heron fishing in the sea and then saw some Hooded Crows that were collecting Periwinkles. To crack them open, they were dropping them on a stone picnic table. They’d fly up, drop it then hunt around on the ground for it. They’d repeat this several times until they cracked it open. Clever birds!
|A heron hopping between the rocks|
|Hooded Crow looking for the Periwinkle he deliberately dropped|
|#100DaysOfNature Day 38|
Hooded Crows hunting for periwinkles