Location: Dodman Point
Photographer: Rowena Castillo Nicholls
Videographer: Rob Nicholls
I just had the most enjoyable time Sea Watching - spotting marine mammals in Dodman Point from morning till evening.
Robert Wells, a marine expert from Three Bays Wildlife Group lead the fieldtrip. We've seen loads of amazing marine life, sea birds and butterflies.
Looks like sea watching is going to be my new interest!!!
We've seen loads of amazing wildlife:
Marine Mammal: a pod of Dolphins and 2x Seals
Mammal: 1x dead Shrew
Bird: 20++ Cormorant, 2x Fulmar, Swallows, Swifts, loads of Gulls and a lot more...
Butterfly: 1x Marbled White, 30++ Wall Brown, 30++ Meadown Brown, 30++ Ringlet, 20++ Gatekeeper, 5x Red Admiral, 5x Small White, 2x Large White, 3x Speckled Wood and a lot more...
Dragonfly: 3x Golden-ringed Dragonfly
Dodman Point is the highest headland on the south Cornwall coast, measuring 374 feet (114 m). It is also known by its earlier names of the Deadman and Deadman's Point. It hosts the remains of an Iron Age promontory fort, and at its seaward end is a large granite cross, erected in 1896 to help protect shipping from this headland. It is mentioned in the shanty Spanish Ladies.
Below the large stone cross, there is a way down to the bottom of the small cliffs and there is some climbing there on the faces mainly bouldering as it is rarely scaled so there are no fixed anchor points.
Our most notable sighting at Dodman Point were a pod of Dolphins. It's just awesome to see them jumping off the waters. Unfortunately, this yellow boat with a very noisy motor is going straight to the pod. He just keeps on going straight to them. Really causing a wildlife disturbance.
A dead Common Shrew
Sooo exhilarating to be on the cliff edge!!! I always have an adrenaline rush. But I love it.