Sunday, 8 February 2015

Carew and Pembroke Millponds (Saturday)

Normally large numbers of herring gulls can be found bathing and resting at Carew Millpond, but yesterday their numbers were quite impressive. I estimated more than  two and half thousand at their peak - more or less filling half of the millponds surface area! Apart from a few LBBs and BHGs I couldn't detect any other species.

At Pembroke Millpond it was a delight to see three chiffchaffs feeding alongside 2 firecrests and a blackcap at the head of the middle pond.

Herons are getting ready to breed - the one in the photo at Bosherston is sporting all his plumes - quite a show (in an aggressive pose I think).