Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Another E.S. Outing (23rd October)
This time all 8 of us Environmental Science students were down on Gylly Beach and Swanpool Point surveying the structured distribution of biodiversity and biotic life across a rocky shoreline. Not much in terms of bird species unfortunately as there was dense fog and most of the time involved staring into rock pools, this brings us all back to the early days of childhood tottering about precariously over the coast bewildered by the array of life in a puddle. Anyway, a few Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus flew past and we accidentally disturbed 1 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula and a pos. Dunlin (with what appeared to be a rather long beak). Still a very enjoyable day!