There was little out of the ordinary at Swanpool. The Mute Swan pair had managed to keep 4 cygnets whilst the Mallard pair still had 8 ducklings. The Great Crested Grebe was also still out on the water.
Pennance Point, my next stop, wasn't particularly exciting other than a moderate passage of 60+ Manx Shearwaters rather distantly offshore. Below a couple inverts, including one of my first Small Whites of the year.
Tawny Mining Bee
Making my way round to Pendennis again, I bumped into this rather confiding juvenile Song Thrush thanks to its incessant begging calls.
juv. Song Thrush
The Carrick Roads
Next, a brief sea-watch from the point between 20:00-20:50. The moment I sat down I set eyes on an impressive flock of 80+ Manxies, "shearing" westwards. The passage was certainly impressive, despite the fact it only involved the one species but during the first 10 mins in which I was bothering to count, at least 200+ Manx Shearwaters had past the point! These included large groups of up to 80 birds on two occasions interspersed with regular movements of 10-20 birds every minute or so. A small group even decided to land briefly on the water before moving off again. In all, a rather surprising and impressive passage of Manxies given the fact that offshore northerly winds had been blowing moderately all day! None the less, these represent the largest number that I have seen from the Falmouth patch!
Back at the flat, a little successful co-ordination from flatmates over facebook soon had us running outside to watch a Hedgehog running around in front of the flat.
Hedgehog outside the flat