Alex, aged 12. This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially badgers, hares and Kingfishers.
I have now stopped blogging on this account but I will leave it running.
Look at my new blog at www.appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com
Here are some of my favourite photos that I have taken.
Some of my favourite photos
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Easter holidays Part 2 - Sea Otters at Monterey Bay, California.
Part Two of my holiday we arrived in Monterey Bay and stayed in a house right on the beach.
I was really looking forward to seeing the Sea Otters, of which there are meant to be around 3000 in California.
Whilst looking from the Fishermans Wharf by the harbour I spotted one next to this sign, it has wrapped itself up in some kelp, this stops them floating away.
This Sea Otter was in the surf near the Harbour entrance in Moss Landing. They hunt and take food from under the water and come back to the surface to eat.
I also saw this one banging a clam against a metal pole to try and open the it. Sea otters are one of the few mammals to use tools other than primates. They also use their tummy like a dinner plate.
The best thing I found out about Sea Otters is that they have pockets! Small flaps of skin under their front legs where they can put food while they search for more.