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Good Morning Everyone,

When we were in Scotland, we had the pleasure of visiting a small fishing town called Eyemouth. The river Eye enters the sea at this point, hence the town is called Eyemouth.

We had gone particularly to see the seals and we weren't disappointed, as you can see from my photograph.

One of the most popular visitor attractions in Eyemouth at this time of the year is to visit the harbour and feed the seals.

Several large seals are very happy to oblige the visitors with a close encounter, especially when they are rewarded with a tasty bit of fish thrown their way.

They can look very appealing when they look you straight in the eye hoping for another fish.

Berwickshire now has a very large breeding colony of Grey Seals.

Up until the 1980s only a few seals were born on the beaches each autumn.

Then an amazing explosion in the population occurred.

There is now a colony in Berwickshire where 1,000 or more pups are born each autumn.

It is thought that many of our seals originated from the large colony on the Isle of May out in the Firth of Forth.

The seals had to contend with some eager seagulls (which I will show in a workshop) but, generally, the seals were the victors.

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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