North Cornwall Coast
Home Sweet Home, Grampound Road
Photographer: Rowena Castillo Nicholls
Videographer: Rob Nicholls
The weather is gorgeous as yesterday. So Rob took a day off so we can spend the day together to do some birdwatching in Holywell Bay. We set off at 9:30am.
We've seen 30++ species of birds today from our garden, on the road and on the coast plus 1x species of butterfly. Dozens of lovely Shetland ponies too.
Rob took some lovely video of the male and female Peregrine Falcon.
Our lunch? Guess what? We had a delicious Cornish Pasty from George Butchers in Newlyn East while watching for the Cornish Choughs!
But it's amazing how the weather changes so quickly in Cornwall. By 3:30pm, the sea and cliffs were all covered by thick mist/fog. By 4:30pm we decided to call it a day.
I made a sumptuous dinner to treat ourselves - BBQ Pork Ribs served with skinny fries, peas and homemade coleslaw. Hmmm yummy! Happy tummy as ever!
List of Species seen today:
On the North Coast: Cornish Choughs, Male and female Peregrine Falcon, Black Redstart, Gannets, Fulmar, Raven, Rooks, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Male and female Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail
On the Road: Buzzard, Blackcap, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Starling, Wood Pigeon, Yellow Hammer, Male and Female Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Garden at Home: Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Siskin, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, House Sparrow, Collared Dove
Butterfly: 1x Small Tortoiseshell