|Long walk back up the valley to the farm for lunch|
|Meeting the residents of Down Farm (on the right......). They were friendly!|
|A well deserved lunch in the barns|
The other half of the group was at Prawle looking at the Cirl Buntings which allowed for more gratuitous Oil Beetle shots!
Not so nice was this Guillemot that seems to have some problems with its feathers, possibly due to the polyisobutene spill that is affecting Guillemots in Devon and Cornwall. Incidentally, it was the Environmental Research Centre at Plymouth that first identified this compound as the cause.
Each evening, after the excellent dinner provided by the centre, small groups of students are going on Bat Walks looking at two roosts locally and using bat detectors to detect feeding bats on the Ley.