Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Patch with Family (26th May)

My parents and brother were down for the bank holiday weekend and as the afternoon wore on, we decided to head down to Pendennis Point and Swanpool Point so that I could show them some of the local patch.  There was a light breeze but it still churned up a small passage of a couple dozen Manx Shearwaters, which passed the point at least a kilometer out.  My brother did well to point out a very distant Great Northern Diver, a stunning bird in full sum. plum. whilst other highlights included a flypast Whimbrel and a Peregrine, which glided past rather unexpectedly (also pointed out by my brother Ephraim).

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