Thursday, 19 June 2014

Falmouth Patching (5th June)

Made a bit of a change from moths and despite trapping earlier in the morning I decided on a coastal visit for some birding.  I spent the majority of the day staring at the local population of Fulmars.  I'd only brought my bins and camera but the views were brilliant none the less and were doubtlessly more rewarding than had I spent the majority of my time scanning the bay for passage birds.  Even so, I still picked out 3 Great Northern Divers offshore.


I was very surprised when, on my way back, a flock of 24+ Sanderling flew past!  These are rather scarce on patch, even when there isn't a massive load of disturbance on the beaches and headlands as there was today.

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