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May 3, 2013

Dolphins and Basking Sharks in Falmouth Bay

Filed under: Nature in Cornwall — roundhousebarns @ 9:19 am

Last week the first basking sharks were sighted in Falmouth Bay and yesterday the dolphins were following the St Mawes Ferry across to Falmouth. It’s worth a trip on the ferry just to see these beautiful friendly creatures.

The whole of the Roseland  seems to be overrun with large numbers of whimbrels – a medium sized wading bird that we have seen everywhere from the Truro river to pretty much all the rivers and beaches on the Roseland. There must be something in our mud that has attracted such large numbers of these migratory birds. Managed to count 27 on the mudbanks at St Clements and saw 14 at Percuil…..

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