Yet another trip down to Swanpool this afternoon to photograph more birds for the field notebook. Yet again the Water Rail at Swanpool was showing fairly well but I gave it a rather large crumb of bread which seemed to fill it up sufficiently so that it didn't bother making another appearance. Otherwise, it was fairly quiet and most birds seemed a bit less approachable, even the gulls, so I trudged my way up to Pennance Point for a bit of a break from the non-cooperative birds. I was just scrambling through the brambles to reach my favourite spot for sea-watching at Pennance Point when I suddenly realised the unmistakable shape of a cetaceans dorsal fin break the water! I rushed across to reach the point at the cliff and soon had stunningly close views of a pod of 4 Bottlenose Dolphins casually passing the point and heading into Swanpool Bay! They hung around for at least 15-20 minutes before moving gradually in the direction of Gylly beach were I lost them.
Also saw my first butterfly sp. of the year at Tremough Campus although it was only a flypast so couldn't get an ID but it looked possible for a Red Admiral.