Every year at this time we have to get our boat out of the river so we can relax during the winter storms. Although it's a time of regret as we won't be sailing for another 6 months, we always love the slow motor up the river for the 7 mile trip to Totnes. I always take a camera in case anything shows up and I particularly hoped that there would be some seals showing as they've seemed more abundant on the river this year. We struck lucky almost straight away with a large bull on the visitor's pontoon and then found a rather scarred looking cow and what I took to be a large pup on the naval college pontoons a little further up. The light was dire but I was pleased to have managed some pictures other than a blurry photo of a head just poking above the water which is all I usually manage.
There were a few birds around too but the only one that was at all obliging was this oystercatcher landing on a pontoon near the seals.