Thursday, 4 August 2011

Barnies and Sooties............

After driving hundreds of miles at night at work I would have hoped to have seen a Barn Owl by now (this year), but no. Not until July 20th that is when I get called to a farm at St Erth to see to an abandoned car. The farmer was very obliging and showed me an old water tank complete with youngsters being fed by adults!! Year tick number 195 (the pacific goldie was 194). The following Sunday saw my first seawatch of the year at PG with Monty and Mark. About 3000+ Manx Shears passed close inshore in two hrs until the fog roled in and finished our morning. Before that we were treated to a very close Sooty Shearwater (196), a Balearic Shear and two Puffins (197). Two of this year Choughs gave extremely close views nearby and a family of Northern Wheatear were on the slopes below us.

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