|Sand Martins at their nests|
|Sand Martin nest colony|
Seven people started from the Weir and walked via the Hare Walk to Widemouth Bay before heading north along the South West Coastal Footpath then headed west via Whalesborough Farm to the starting point.
It is an easy walk mainly on agricultural land although some has been planted with mixed woodland, and the beautiful north Cornish coast.
It was a very warm day tempered by an onshore breeze nearer the coast. Many birds were proclaiming their territories and the spring flowers were abundant and varied.
|Southern Marsh Orchid|
The highlight of the birds we saw must go to the flock of 50 or so Sand Martins busily entering and exiting their burrows on the low sandy cliffs behind the Beach House on Widemouth Bay.
|Bloody-nosed Beetle larva|
An excellent walk with a total of 66 species recorded and submitted to ORKS (http://www.orks.org.uk/) database comprising 28 birds, 24 plants, 12 insects a millipede and a reptile.