This is the time of year that the female common seals
have given birth to their pups, so they will be nursing their young.
Today, approximately 50 common seals
and 30 grey seals can be seen basking together on the remaining sand banks and mudflats.
What has been unusual is that in the past two months we've had four common seals
The Seal Preservation Action Group's Chairman Andy Ottoway said: "This alarming decline in common seals
demonstrates how vulnerable our seal populations are and why the shooting has to stop.
Set against the backdrop of a golden sandy beach, St Andrews plays host to the wonderful Sea Life Centre and its endear- ing resident common seals
The Sanctuary's resident common seals
, Nor th American otters Fingal and Sula, its diverse aquarium displays and its breathtaking setting are more reasons why a visit to this unique attraction is a must for anyone.
With its playful resident common seals
, St Andrews Sea Life Centre is a must for anyone visiting Fife, especially with its major new exhibition The Kingdom of the Seahorse - never before seen in the UK.
have been regular visitors to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge.
This year the Government has authorised the deaths of up to 859 - 662 grey seals and 197 common seals
There has been a large increase in the grey numbers while the common seals
have not done so well.
Lucy Wallace, of Arran Wild Walks, recommends the Kildonan section of the island's shore for viewing common seals
There are 33 breeds of seal around the world, two of which live in Britain; grey seals and common seals
are "puppy like" in their facial appearance with big sad eyes and joined up nostrils, unlike greys whose nostrils are set parallel to one another.
But spotting the more common seals
would have to wait until later in our trip.
A Kayaking with grey and common seals
at Llandudno Little Orme and Rhos on sea.