Driving over Loughor bridge today I noticed that the Common Seal was back on its sand bank. I had great scope views with Wendell Thomas, who just happened to be passing. I informed a few locals of this rare visitor to the Burry, including Geri Rees who took this image after it had swam under the bridges and was resting just out from the yacht club car park (SS562981). Geri's image shows the nostril pattern much better than my earlier efforts, as-well-as the banana posture.
[For identification features check out http://www.smru.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/IdentifyingSeals.pdf]