Monday, October 30, 2006


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)

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