Monday, 8 July 2013

Falmouth Patching (6th July)

With only an hour or so of light left, I decided to spend the remainder of Saturday evening down on the Falmouth patch.  Several dozen Herring Gulls flew east past Swanpool Point towards the roost, unfortunately too dark to safely ID anything else.  Shorty after sunset, the noise of millions of limpets rasping, scraping and crawling over the rocks became overwhelming, something I've never heard before as I don't often find myself sitting in the middle of a rocky beach approaching midnight!  On the walk back, I found yet another calling Tawny Owl chick, the third site I've found this year to have successfully breeding Tawnys!

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