Friday, August 08, 2008

Devonian delights

There weren't many to be had in the last week in July in South Devon.
Sunday 27th was hot and sunny, and Thurlestone Golf Course obliged with decent butterflies: Clouded Yellow, Painted Lady, Grayling, Wall and Small Copper all obliging.
I did manage a lifer on Weds 30th, about 6 Corys Shearwaters close in from Thurlestone, during a blow that saw large numbers of seabirds along that coast. There were a couple of Manxies also.
An early morning visit to Prawle Point on Friday 1st August soon brought a token Cirl Bunting, a couple of Kittiwakes were the highlight of an hours seawatching.
So here's a consolation steam loco or two:

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