Saturday, 19 September 2009

Berry Head - Hobby air display

A morning at Berry Head was meant to turn up a Shearwater feast but just like Porthgwarra a couple of days previously, the winds were light and in the wrong direction - net result - nothing doing! A few Gannet and Common Scoter were not going to 'make' the day but our star turn of the day was soon to arrive in the form a dashing juvenile Hobby!!

A very tricky bird to photograph, constantly twisting and stooping as it devoured..... predominantly butterflies!!

A search of the hedgrows for Cirl Buntings had drawn a blank so after lunch we gate-crashed the Wardens Bungalow and whilst distant, we had good scope views of a small flock across the field, near to another bungalow where they were clearly kep well fed!!

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