Post Archives

Website design and maintenance by Andy Phillips.

Blog Index
The journal that this archive was targeting has been deleted. Please update your configuration.
« Local winter talks about wildlife | Main | The holly (blue) and the ivy »

From the Clifftop

Tthe moth trap continues to pull in lots of common brown moths, notably Large Yellow Underwings, with a record count for the garden yesterday of 130, when I caught the first Red-line Quaker of the autumn.

Fewer moths this morning, and, as yesterday, not much bird migration; 17 Reed Buntings west was the best.

Alerted by the raucous calls of Gannets, I scanned the sea close to the clifftop and saw at least 120 actively fishing, and some dark shapes breaking the surface. I sssumed these would be Porpoises, but it was quickly apparent from their much larger size and swept back dorsal fins that they were in fact Dolphins, at least 7 of them charging westwards-I imagine pursuing Mackerel. These are the first Dolphins I've seen in Sussex, I can't say what they were, but White-beaked is a possibility. The Gannets remained for some time, attracting a Great Skua, so a pretty good morning on the clifftop..

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>