Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Falmouth Patch (3rd June)

Back patching the coastal stretch again for the afternoon after a morning of mothing.

5 Great Northern Divers (including 2 sum plums) still hanging around in the bay along with a distant diver sp, 2 Sandwich Terns and 34 Manx Shearwaters flowing westwards.  c.50 Linnets were also flying about in the fields approaching the point and 10 Fulmar were back on the cliff which is good news.

Seawatching produced the greatest surprise in the form of a pod of c.10 Common Dolphin speeding past Pennance Point at a good pace.  Despite them being distant, they still showed well by leaping and clearing the water entirely and were soon followed by what I think may have been a separate pod of c.5 Common Dolphins heading in the same westward direction about five minutes later!!  I haven't seen a lot of Common Dolphins from land on patch as Bottlenose tend to be the far more common species so this was a bonus treat.

I admit, you can barely see it but the fluke and peduncle can just be seen entering the water again on this Common Dolphin

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