Finally back to normality after our house move. We are settled in to our rental property nicely and have already been back to work.....the time is flying by.
We had a day off after all the stress and went to Living Coasts Coastal Zoo (which is part of Paignton Zoo). It's quite small but beautifully placed looking out to sea over by the harbour in Torquay. We stopped for lunch at Below Decks Harbourside Restaurant and had a wonderful meal. I'm only mentioning it because if you ever visit Torquay it's so worth a visit for great food and location.
Here are some of the images I took, using the Nikon camera and lens this time, which I still love and think that the quality of the images are just a little better than the Panasonic Lumix.
They get their red beaks, legs and white moustaches after one or two years
Love this Inca Tern chick
The African Penguins are great fun to watch
Macaroni Penguin Chicks
What a tubby little guy (the water mist is working in this shot so you might be able to see the droplets)
What a cute and tiny little chick staying close to mum or dad
Red-legged kittiwake guarding her nest and egg
More chicks in the waders estuary, very well disguised
Plenty of beautiful birds to capture on camera.
Going for a walk with mum
Oyster-catcher lurking and looking a bit scruffy
An interloper, a thrush having a sun bath and molting by looks of things
In the seal enclosure....whilst you were sleeping....
Some divers came in to clean your windows
Algae had built up on the windows quite quickly in this sunny hot weather, they have almost finished this window. The divers were very entertaining, waving, blowing bubbles and generally enjoying their job!
I will be out and about with my camera as soon as we are a little bit more familiar with the area. It's very different to Brixham, lots of woodland, country parks and surrounded by countryside, although we are so close to Newton Abbot and only about 15 minutes drive from Totnes.
Wishing you all a good week ahead
SeagullSuzie miles form the sea!