Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The sun has gone but the Puffins have arrived!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles here!

What happened to the sun? It was here yesterday but this morning it was all cloud!

Of course, guess who forgot the Yellow Filter!

No Sun but the clouds are OK!
Snowflake didn't mind the wind 'cos she dived out of the ferret bag, shot across the sea weed and headed for her own Private Loo that she says gets flushed clean twice a day. Holly says that it's called 'The Tide' but Snowflake thinks it's her own personal flush system!

Snowflakes Private Loo!
Along the Grass Path we met up with a load of woofers, there was Max and Oscar, then Young Bryn poked his nose in and there was Zak as well. We don't often see Zak so it's always good to meet up with him.

There was a new tail there, a Woofer called Holly!

Look, it's another Holly!
 This Holly belonged to the sister of Bryn's owner and was down for a few days visit.

They had all been out for a run together and Zak had even shared his ball with them all!

Zak and Oscar!
Back home we investigated the food bowls and guess what? Doggy Scoff! Yuk!

While Holly and I were wondering what we could eat today, The Missus called out to Old Two Legs that she had forwarded an email onto him from Christina who is out on the Outer Hebrides photographing Puffins!

Oh Dear! I'll bet that next she will say she has got out to St Kilda to photograph the St Kilda Four-horned Soay Sheep, St Kilda Wren and St Kilda Mouse!

No, we haven't seen OTL at all!
Now you remember he didn't get out to Skomer 'cos the waves were too high? What did he get as a consolation prize?

Zoe sent him a Tag with a Puffin on it!

Now he has Christina showing off her excellent photos of.........Puffins!

OTL? Last seen in West Wales in a storm!
 Wot a Showoff!

This is too much for OTL to bear!

So, it was a sad OTL who headed out at lunchtime looking for Puffins along The Sea Wall, and, as you would expect, there were none there!

All was not lost! There, on the ground, looking not too happy with itself was this caterpillar.

So, out comes the camera and 'click. click' and next stop the 'Insect Books' and guess wot?  Yep, he couldn't find it at all!

Wot is it Precious?
This thing was about 60mm long and about 12mm diameter. OTL picked it up with a bit of stick and put it under the plants by the side of the path, out of harms way!

Then he sent off an email and picture to http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk and now we wait for a reply!

It was still very windy down on the sea front and you can see the waves being whipped up over in Sheerness!

Wind and Waves!
Well, how's this for speed?

UK Butterflies have just replied to our email!

The answer to our question is,  a Drinker moth larva! The Drinker Moth so called 'cos the larva which is supposed to have a liking for drops of dew!

OTL says he like Mountain Dew but we don't think it is the same thing!

Now we have had a look at the pictures and it certainly is not one we have seen before, now that is another one that we need to add to the list of ticks!

Off for a little snooze before mugging time!

See you tomorrow.


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.