Sunday, 29 July 2012

Thursday 26th July: Pendeen & Men an Tol

Yet another glorious day of sunshine on another lazy day today. This morning around Pendeen I first heard and then managed to track down a Lesser Redpoll that was calling away noisily not far from the cottage. They're not that common a species down on the peninsula though I have seen them before. We decided to head off to the moors today for a stroll up to the ancient stones at Men an Tol which the rest of the family had not seen before. There was not much to report apart from another heard-only flyover Lesser Redpoll and a distant calling Raven. Afterwards we stopped for tea at Morvah where we got talking to a lady on a walking tour. She turned out to be from Oxford and taught at one of the local schools with one of her colleagues being the mother of a school friend of my younger daughter - what a small world! We gave her a lift back to Pendeen to her next camp site. Back home, the two Chough were calling again by the light house and my younger daughter managed to catch a Painted Lady in the garden.

Painted Lady, caught by Daughter 2

 Another Inrgrailed Clay - these seem to be rather common around the cottage

A Shaded Broad-bar was a new addition to the cottage moth list

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