Sunday, 6 May 2012
The Sunday Walk: Long Rock and Whimbrels
Ah but the sun is out down there... as is the tide.... so far out...the rocks exposed as never before.
Staring out towards sea I can see some waders moving backwards and forwards over a patch of sand quite far out. Suddenly they take flight and move towards us and inland. Distinctive call and long, down-tipped beak. Not as big as curlews and quite a few of them, maybe a couple of dozen by the time they fly over in groups. Whimbrels. Been sightings of quite large numbers in West Cornwall recently.
Also saw a pair of wheatears flying between seaweeds and rocks.
And the good news is that the Council has made the beach parking here free on Sundays. So... like old times.