Whimbrels were very much in evidence along the beach and in the field above the horse stables, at least 11 seen at any one time but they were very mobile and vocal and with the tide almost out were difficult to count amongst the rocks. Their whistling calls are such a lovely sound of Spring and a few were heard singing as well, a very curlew like bubbling.Some were also very aggressive towards each other, displaying with wings and tails and chasing each other.
Whitethroats were everywhere singing away and chiffchaff and blackcap were heard. Swallows passed overhead and 4 wheatears were feeding along the beach.
The toilet block held 2 pug moths and a very much alive and not so tatty looking red twin spot carpet, unlike my recent garden specimen. A magpie moth caterpillar was found along the hedgerow where I saw adults last year.
|Red Twin Spot Carpet|
|Magpie Moth Caterpillar|
|Remains of the harbour porpoise|
Flowers again much in evidence today with a yellow flag iris and ragged robin flowering by the stream in the valley to the beach, neither of which were flowering on our visit 6 days ago.
|Yellow flag iris|