Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Porthcurno (23rd May)

Hitched a lift with Dan down to Porthcurno where his brother was helping set up an exhibition about the underwater cables connecting the UK to the world, quite an impressive story.  A quick nip around the museum whilst they were setting up was quite educational but Dan and I preferred getting outside for some birding so we headed of fairly soon after arriving.  The Minack Theatre wasn't too far and since it was a new site for the both of us we decided to head towards Porthgwarra for a brief seawatch bypassing the site en route.

Although the theatre wasn't fully visible from the coastal footpath it was still a decent walk with a brief seawatch every now and then as we made our way along the coast.  Dan was borrowing my scope at the time so I couldn't quite ID the diver sp. that flew past but other than that it was a pleasure to see a mass of Manx Shearwaters milling around out to sea.  2 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries on the coastal footpath were a bonus as were our first Common Blue and Large Skipper of the year.

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

still had the camera on an extremely high ISO without knowing

Large Skipper

Lackey caterpillar

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