Thursday, 24 January 2013

A day of inspiration! (23rd January)

Today I led my second Eco Soc walk, this time 11 of us went down to Swanpool where we enjoyed good views of a Mediterranean Gull coming to within a few meters along with the more numerous Black-headed Gulls in the hope of some scraps of bread.  Plenty of Little Grebes about too and several Razorbills off the beach at both Swanpool and Gylly, where we headed to next.  It only took a few minutes to find all 3 Slavonian Grebes still offshore from the coastal footpath between Swanpool and Gylly followed by a nice Black Redstart at Castle Beach!  A good turn in only the first few hours!  Next, a bit of a walk to Pendennis in the hope of sharing a Great Northern Diver with the rest of the group but 4 Purple Sandpipers were still a good bonus as we arrived.  I did in fact find a rather distant Great Northern Diver from the point but was unable to get anyone else on to the bird, simply due to its nature of diving and disappearing.

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