But Tophill wasn't the only excursion of the week. Yesterday I spent my day in Filey with Hull Uni Zoological Society, for my second Shoresearch for the YWT. This time was much better than the first, as we had a guide from the YWT go along with us, and I'd had much more practice using the Quadrats. Unfortunately we were only surveying Limpets with the Quadrats so my newly acquired knowledge of Latin names of Algae was not useful, but I still made a mental list for personal purposes! We saw plenty of Starfish, Anenomes (both Beadlet, and Dahlia, the latter having much more interesting colouration). As well as this, four species of crab, although the Harbour crab was dead, but still interesting to see, as it was a first for me. This wasn't the only first for the trip either, I got a new lifer; Purple Sandpiper, of which there were quite a lot. As well as this other birds were Oystercatcher, Turnstone, and a lone Curlew, along with Black Headed, GBB, and Herring Gulls. Getting to Filey turned out slightly problematic, and we ended up on the 'Shoreline Suncruiser', which was hilariously ironic due to the cold weather, and my chips got blown away, but apart from that a really great day, and Weekend!
Unfortunately no snaps from Tophill today (I was too busy working hard!), but here are the ones which are decent enough from Filey, and a short video of a Hermit Crab!
Dog Whelks and their Eggs
Red Common Periwinkle (Littornia littorea)