Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Friday, 29 October 2010

Nice weather for ducks...

Fairly quiet for me over the past few days, but a windy walk along what I call "The private walk" (the road leading from Angle village towards Kilpaison) had a few treats in store. Within 30 seconds of arriving the Squacco heron showed up, along with a little egret (the first of around 20 today). Many waders including redshank, Oystercatchers and curlews. Around 50 or so Lapwings, a flock of around 30 Golden Plovers, 7 or 8 Great Crested Grebe and a lone Razorbill and solitary female Scaup. A first in that area for me though was a grey seal near the point at the boathouse. On returning to the beginning of the Pointhouse road, no sign of the Squacco heron but there was a kingfisher sheltering under the old bridge. I currently have family visiting from Shrewsbury and their bird species count for the day was 46, including a life tick in the Squacco heron. A good day all round! Big hike around Stackpole tomorrow, so fingers crossed for a few interesting sightings.

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