A single Knot was still present today on the rocks at Pendennis headland, Falmouth.
A welcome bit of colour found at Pendennis Point, Falmouth in Cornwall from a few flowering plants: Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans), Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana) and Red Campion (Silene dioica). Insight: Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans) flowers smell of vanilla or, … Read More
Common name: Knot Latin name: Calidris canuta Family: Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae) This photo: Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall Insight: A winter visitor to the UK with large numbers coming from their Arctic breeding grounds.
Common name: Tufted Duck Latin name: Aythya fuligula Family: Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae) This photo: Swanpool in Falmouth, Cornwall Insight: There are more Tufted Duck in the UK in winter due to large numbers of visitors from Iceland and … Read More
Common name: Mediterranean Gull Latin name: Larus melanocephalus Family: Gulls (Laridae) This photo: Swanpool in Falmouth Cornwall Insight: A very rare bird in the UK on the 1950s but now seen in increasing numbers. Adults are similar to Black-headed Gull … Read More
Common name: White Ramping-fumitory Latin name: Fumaria capreolata Family: Fumitories (Fumariaceae) Flowers: May to September This photo: coastal path by Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall Insight: The drooping fruit and laterally compressed upper petal identify this as White Ramping-fumitory rather than … Read More
Mediterranean Gull, Larus melanocephalus, Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus, Swanpool, Falmouth, Cornwall