Sunday, 9 December 2012

Ocean Sunfish

Whilst out this morning, Ben chanced upon this Ocean Sunfish washed up on the beach at Overstrand, and although the tide had started to come in by the time I went down to see it, it was still just floating in the sea amongst the breakers before the incoming high tide slowly carried it out to sea.

I've seen them previously whilst seawatching in Cornwall, and from the Scillonian Pelagics, but then views were just restricted to a fin sticking out of the water, so seeing one like this, albeit in sad circumstances, one could finally appreciate just how big they really are.

Friday, 7 December 2012


After having had a few flying over the patch in recent weeks, finally a Waxwing settled down on the patch this week, and at time showed cripplingly well down to a few feet, as the photos below show.