Perhaps one day I will get the hang of identifying these things.
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I'd say grey seal from the relatively straight profile of the head. Slightly concave, but this can be the case in females and youngsters. The seals are very difficult to ID I admit. Thank goodness we (usually) only have 2 species around Britain!
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worth adding the ID above I think.
Hi David - did you want to post the revised ID and I'll agree with it, as this will help your iSpot reputation?
As a mammal expert, my iSpot reputation can't improve now, so yours may as well!
I've not identified it so would not be comfortable posting an ID.
Nostrils say grey seal.
This is an interesting one as it has a concave bridge to the muzzle suggesting common seal and there are no spots visible to help either. However, it is only a slight concave, even common pups have a deeper concave muzzle. Therefore, it is a female or young grey seal as suggested by Gill. The lack of spots, pale fur and relatively large eyes point to this being a yearling grey seal. As Mydaea says the parallel, not 'V' nostrils are the clincher.
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