Some photos from a week in Sennen, West Cornwall. This was mainly a family holiday with a great deal of walking and surfing but wildlife got a good look in.
The moths are from just two overnight sessions with a 15W actinic trap. Other migrants trapped included Rush Veneer and Rusty Dot Pearl. Hummingbird Hawk-moths visited the garden on a couple of days and there were a couple lingering at Penberth.
A Surf Scoter was present the whole week in the bay, showing occasionally but usually remaining distant. We could watch up to 4 Mediterranean Gulls from our rented house and other birds seen from there were Manx Shearwater, Arctic Skua, Black Redstart, Whinchat, Raven, Whimbrel, Purple Sandpipers and masses of Gannets and Kittiwakes.
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Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
The Cosmopolitan Mythimna loreyi
Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon
Brindled Ochre Dasypolia templi
Feathered Ranunculus Eumichtis lichenea
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula
Sunset over Isles of Scilly
Nikon Coolpix P4 (Birds & sunset digiscoped with 20x Leica APO77)