Thursday, 4 February 2016

Ramsey Sound

It was fairly quiet in the general area today but two puffins flew south through the Sound (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). Two Med gulls (both 1st winter birds) also flew south through the Sound with some BH gulls this afternoon. A (winter resident?) red-throated diver was feeding off Whitesands. As well as local kestrel and peregrine, a merlin was hunting near St Justinian this morning and 12 choughs were feeding in the coastal fields.

For a short period this morning it was generally settled and sunny, warm enough for a couple of peacock butterflies to be on the wing along the coast path between Whitesands and Porthselau. One took advantage of a warm sun-lit gorse bush for a brief rest.