Thursday, 12 April 2018

Foggy un oeuf?


  Another day of murk and moistness. Still, it didn't stop me from popping out for some fresh air.
  I ended up on the beach, as usual, but there wasn't a lot to see except for mist-swathed groynes and a multitude of egg cases.  And if I have to see them, then so do you!

[The dewy orb web on the right is from the window of Château DeVice]



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Small-spotted Catshark egg case

I think this is the egg case of a Thornback Ray

Another ray egg case (possibly from a Thornback Ray again, or maybe a Blonde Ray) and Catshark egg case

A small section of a Whelk seawash ball (egg cases, again)

A nearly complete seawash ball (surrounded by sea gull footprints)

Let's finish with a large, well-centred groyne, shall we?

19 comments:

  1. Anonymous12/4/18 20:09

    Yowza. The first pictures (post orb) have something post-battle-Dunkirkish about them - sorry this may be a reverberation of that last uniform comment.

    Shark eggs ? I am lost, as usual when it comes to something biological or remotely "natural sciene" related. I thought sharks are born alive. Anyway, whtever sharks do out there, it's their business, I'm just wonderiing about the flotsam & jetsam of your marvellous stretch of beach.
    And you prove that one "only" needs to look to find the alien.

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    1. I believe many of the bigger "proper" sharks give birth to live young, but the smaller ones around here such as the catshark and various rays (related to sharks) lay eggs.
      Or are impregnated by aliens...

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  2. Oooh! I need to get back to my beach and see what's washed up. The rain stopped a few hours ago so I might be able to get through the mangroves.

    Great groynes!

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    1. I knew you'd appreciate the groynes. Moist and hazy though they are...

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  3. Alien eggs and a Great Green Groyne? Just another day in Norfolkland. Jx

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    1. "Alien Eggs and a Great Green Groyne" - a much better post title. Perhaps you'd like the position of Official Château DeVice Post Title Comeuperer?
      But don't get any ideas of any extra pay over and above your Official Plant-Spotter of Castlette DeVice and its Extensive Witchdom position.

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  4. Spectacular web! And I love the first groyne shot--gorgeous view! And the fog shots are haunting and intriguing. The egg cases are fantastic and exotic. If there was a way to preserve them, they'd make great ornaments!

    What the heck are the birds fleeing from in the fifth picture? A Kaiju sighting? Aliens landing? Viking raid? Senior citizens nude sunbathing?

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    1. Well, they are flying away from the nudist beach...
      Oh, no! I hope The Father wasn't down there!

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  5. Those eggs must be most uncomfortable to lay. [shudders]

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    1. I'd never thought about it before - And now I'll never be able to stop thinking about it!

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  6. Mother Ray must have a fanny like a letter box.

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    1. I wonder if she gets anything more exciting than bills shoved through her slot?

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  7. What is a Mermaid's purse? I can't remember.... but your post has made this query pop into my head. The seawash ball looks like a rice cake.
    Sx

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    1. Ooh! The black ray egg cases! They're Mermaid's Purses! I meant to caption one of the photographs accordingly, but completely forgot.
      Yes, it does look like a rice cake. Yuck. I'd always thought those whelk agg clusters would make good packing material - if a little stinky!

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  8. what a beach! incredible photos, sweetpea! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Savvy. The fog is good for something, it seems - atmospheric photographs!

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  9. I had never heard of egg cases before and am delighted to see they are shiny, alien - looking things. Our eggs here come in some very dull boxes indeed.

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    1. I don't suppose you get very many Mermaid's Purses in Birmingham...?

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    2. Wanna bet? You'd be surprised what you can get here if you ask in the right quarters!

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