Sunday, October 24, 2010

West Penwith, August

Only just got around to sorting out the photos from a superb 10 day visit to West Cornwall at the end of August. We normally go to Sennen in late October but for various reasons ended up going around the summer bank holiday. An excellent week with lots of walking, some surfing and a fair bit of rock climbing plus of course plenty of wildlife.

A good series of Basking Shark records, a couple of Sunfish and good seabird passage, with quite a few Storm Petrels, Balearic and Sooty Shearwaters.


Roesel's Bush-cricket Metrioptera roeseli

Grey Bush-cricket Platycleis albopunctata

Speckled Bush-cricket Leptophyes punctatissima

Field Grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus


Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata

Prausta despicata

Grayling Hipparchia semele

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas

Wall Lasiommata megera

Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria

Fox Moth Macrothylacia rubi, larva

Emperor Moth Saturnia pavonia, larva

Vapourer Moth Orgyia antiqua, larva

Other insects and arachnids


Rose Chafer Cetonia aurata

Harvestman eating grasshopper


Common Toad Bufo bufo

Common Lizard Lacerta vivipara


Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo

Golden-ringed Dragonfly Cordulegaster boltonii


Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Jackdaw Corvus monedula, eating Slow worm

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Stonechat Saxicola rubicola, juvenile


Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximus

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