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Red Hamburger Seabean, mucuna urens washed up on Porth Mellon

23nd November 2022

At last I found myself a Red Hamburger Seabean, mucuna urens. It was on Porth Mellon Beach and arrived all the way from the Caribbean on the recent storms that have hit the SW. We also found some other Goddies as well Pic by Scott Ried

This afternoon, we were goin to have a walk through Holy Vale but there was change of plan when Bobby ‘Dazzler’ Dawson informed every one that there was float with goose barnicles at Porth Mellon Beach, on the Wildlife WhatsApp group. This was quickly followed by Scott Reid also letting us know that he had already found a Columbus Crab in with the barnicles. Ideal! We went in search of the float and any other goodies that might of been thrown up onto the beach from the storms but could we find the bloody buoy? What chance have we got in finding anythin if we can’t find the object that’s is as large as two size ten welly boots. As it was, it turned out to be awsome. With twenty minutes of combing, we had come across 2 Portuguese Man-O-War, a shoe, size 7 I think, covered in Goose Barnicles and two firsts for me, Violet Seasnail and the highlight all the way from the Carabean, a Red Hamburger Seabean, mucuna urens! Magic stuff!! We left only to return again shortly afterwards as Scott had relocated the buoy behind the dunes in the rubbish pile where someone had put it. Scott had found not one but two meduim sized Culumbus Crab for us to have a look at with a few tiny By-the-wind Sailers also in amongst the barnicles. earlier, Robin let me know that there were good number of gulls at Porthloo. Here there were 3 Common, 13 Mediterreanan and a single Yellow-legged Gull.

My first Caribbean Seabean was just sat on top of the seaweed in the far east corner of Porth Mellon Beach

What the seed looks like before it’s drops out in the Caribbean

Spending hours lookin for a Violet Seasnail with no succuss on the beaches during the wreck during Augyust/September just gone, it was a kinda of suprise when we turned up this individual very close to where the seabean was

The size 7 shoe that was clutted in Goose Barnicles but we couldn’t anythin hiding inside them

Only 2 small Portuguese Man-O-war

Female on the left and male Columbus Crab discovered deep in amongest the Goose Barnacles thanks to Scott Reid who also took all images of the crabs

And this the float with Goose Barnacles that held the 2 Columbus Crab

A close up of one of the Goose Barnacles

Yesterday, early afternoon, I arrived at Porth Hellick Sussex Hide. I lifted up the slats and got a shock when there was, what I thought at the time by appearance of being a large size, a Pomarine Skua sat on the edge of the water with 2 Little Egret! I immediately alerted others on the WhatsApp group and within twenty minutes there were four of us enjoying this first for the pool. It was pretty obvious it wasn’t in good shape and the debate was if it was storm wrecked or bird flu? Everyone left happy with the ID that is until Bobby ‘Dazzler’ Dawson came along after and said that it was an Arctic Skua. When I was told this shortly afterwards, I was like, no way, it’s too big! It came across as the same size as the Little Egrets that were only meters away from the skua. Bob Dawson was right all long and it was a Arctic Skua. A quick look from Higher Moors to Holy Vale and there were 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, 5 Woodcock, the vocal Great Spotted Woodpecker and a single Firecrest while on Little Porth there were still 4 Black Redstart

Arctic Skua at Porth Hellick sat down with Little egrets, Moorhen and Cormorant In the above image, it still appears slightly larger, bulky or the same size as the egrets but I guess that weak lookin bill was the give away for it not to be a Pomarine Skua

Little Egret

One of the 3 Siberian Chiffchaff at Higher Moors


Greenshank at Little Porth

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I love to throw sticks at trees! I also can’t get enough of music! I also blog about my observations on Scilly and wherever I go around the world and what’s sometimes on my mind. I’ve visited over 30 countries and some more times than once. I’ve worked and volunteered in Nepal, USA, Peru, Gambia, Costa Rica, 3x Australia, and refugee camps in Palestine The profile image is one I took while in Palestine of a brave Israeli holding high the Palestinian flag in front of the Israeli Offensive Forces during protests in Belin

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