The first pup has know been born on Pilgrims Haven. The good thing about this is that you can watch the action without having to come out to the island.. The beach at Pilgrims is covered by 2 seal web cams that are linked to the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. Back there people can move the cameras about to watch what is going on. The pictures also go out on the Internet via the Scottish Seabird Centre (follow this link) so anyone can watch the seals.
The pup was born yesterday and already there was a bit of trouble. A large bull that has taken over the beach was interested in the pup but its mother defended the pup and kept the bull at bay, including when it turned its back, giving its back flippers a nasty nip, enough to draw blood !