Sunday 1 January 2023

Godolphin Cross, Poltesco to Cadgwith Cove, Poldhu Cove Café and Parr Sands / Stonereef Pub, Cornwall, UK.

A walk along a bit of the Cornish Coastal Footpath, later we had a Hot Chocolate before hitting the Pub.
Ebird List for Garden.
Ebird List for Coastal Walk.

Before we headed out for a walk we spent a while checking the garden finding Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Coal (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater) and Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Pied Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla yarrellii), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Rook (Graja / Corvus frugilegus), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), European Herring (Gaviota Argéntea Europea / Larus argentatus) and Black-headed Gull (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus).
Serpentine Mill buildings at the end of the valley.

The stony beach.

A view along the beach.

After a while we headed down to the car park above Poltesco Cove, we parked and went for a walk down towards the cove seeing Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Rook, Carrion Crow, Common Magpie and Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus) as well as Red Campion (Silene dioica), Hart's Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) and Common polypody (Polypodium vulgare).
A closer view of the Serpentine Mill buildings.
Through a window in the ruin.
We reached the Cove where we picked up Rock (Bisbita Costero / Anthus petrosus) and Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax), Great Black-backed Gull (Gavión Atlántico / Larus marinus), Shag (Cormorán Mondudo / Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo).
Common polypody (Polypodium vulgare).
A passing wintry shower.
Cadgwith Cove.
A row of European Herring Gulls (Gaviota Argéntea Europea / Larus argentatus) on the Pub Roof.
Old mill on the river above the Cove.
We walked along the clifftops seeing Sea Campion (Silene uniflora) and Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus) in flower as well as Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Kittiwake (Gaviota Tridáctila / Rissa tridactyla), Northern Gannet (Alcatraz Atlántico / Morus bassanus), Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus).
Poldhu Cove.
Butterbur (Petasites hybridus).
We got back to the car and headed for a hot chocolate and a cake at Poldhu Cove Café, the Chocolate and cake was very nice and whilst we ate these we sat on the beach adding Pied Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla yarrellii) and Eurasian Oystercatcher (Ostrero Euroasiatico / Haematopus ostralegus) to the list before heading up to Heston Boating Lake.
Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) Female.
Tufted Duck (Porrón Monudo / Aythya fuligula) Female.
Canada Goose (Barnacla Canadiense /Branta canadensis).
Mute Swan (Cisne Vulgar / Cygnus olor).
Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus).
Just before we left the car park I photographed some
Butterbur (Petasites hybridus), up at the Lake we did a loop checking the Gulls and Ducks, we didn't see anything unexpected but added Tufted Duck (Porrón Monudo / Aythya fuligula), Northern Shoveler (Pato Cuchara / Anas clypeata), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Mute Swan (Cisne Vulgar / Cygnus olor), Canada Geese (Barnacla Canadiense /Branta canadensis) and Gulls.
European Herring Gull (Gaviota Argéntea Europea / Larus argentatus).
European Herring Gull (Gaviota Argéntea Europea / Larus argentatus).
European Herring Gull (Gaviota Argéntea Europea / Larus argentatus).
European Herring Gull (Gaviota Argéntea Europea / Larus argentatus).
Our final stop of the day was at Parr Sands where we spent a couple of hours in the Pub with Lynn and Steve's friends Vicky and Scoob.

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