Monday, 14 January 2013
Back on the Kernow Patch! (14th January)
Once again I'm back in Penryn, Falmouth for my second term at uni. A lecture in the morning but I decided to reacquaint myself with the local patch for a brief period so I took a walk around the quarry just north of the campus. I took my time whilst wandering up the path hoping for a nice passerine but I saw nothing of note until I got to Carnsew Farm. Out of nowhere shot a Peregrine low over the ground across the yard full of junk and in barely no time, it was nearing the campus at an impressive speed. From here, I continued up towards the quarry where I stood watching the Jackdaws. The Peregrine (presumably a male judging by its relatively small size) made a second appearance and spent much of the time using the updrafts from the strong wind to remain at a relatively constant height in the sky. A single Buzzard was attempting the same maneuvers albeit a little less successfully. Down near the quarry entrance again, I picked up on a single Chiffchaff of the nominate race before returning back to campus. Not a lot for an afternoon out in the field admittedly but it was nice to be back on the Cornish patch.