Monday, 25 July 2011

Wembury 11th July 2011

A warm and sunny day so we headed out to Wembury for a walk before starting a 4 night stint at work. The beach was packed with loads of school kids on a day trip and was generally busy anyway. The toilet block held a few moths including a dark sword grass and  a dwarf cream wave but the photos I got of them were pretty crap as the toilet block was like Piccadilly Circus at rush hour!

Dwarf Cream Wave

Dark Sword Grass

We had a nice walk along the coast and best find was my first marbled white butterfly at Wembury flopping over the hillside in the old HMS Cambridge site before it disappeared in the grass never to be seen again. All together I saw 9 species of butterfly, not bad going. And we had our usual pasty and coffee on the beach at the end of the walk topped off with a magnum icecream!

Going to work on the Thursday evening (14th) I saw 2 peregrines fly over as I waited at the bus stop which cheered me up.

The weather stayed good all week while we were on our night shifts but by Friday when we had finished it turned cold, wet and windy with a nasty, unseasonal low pressure system appearing over the UK where it stayed for days, just what we needed before a week off work and a trip to the caravan in Bude !

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