Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Sunny but cold Stackpole/Bosherston lakes

We had a short visit to Stackpole this afternoon. We were informed that, earlier in the day, Mathew Oates of the NT had seen a late swallow flying over the buildings, as well as the black redstart on the Stackpole Centre roofs.

The swallow had probably moved on, but the fairly confiding black redstart was flitting from roof to roof in the cold glorious sunshine, in search of insects around the gutters.

We had a quick look at Bosherston Lake's eastern arm before dusk. At least 19 goosanders were close to the shore half way down the lake and a couple of kingfishers were flying around the upper arm of the lake. Numbers of coot seemed very low and there were no obvious gadwalls around.