Saturday, 21 April 2018

Angle Peninsula

A walk clockwise round the Angle Peninsula this morning with my friend Mike, starting and finishing at the war memorial above Freshwater West.

4 singing lesser whitethroats in a morning was a personal best - one below the war memorial, one just north of West Angle beach (a regular spot), one half way round to Chapel Fort and the last in a hedge opposite Chapel Fort. 2 whitethroats were in one of the valleys on the S side. 2 wheatears and a white wagtail were feeding on furrows in a field being prepared for potatoes N of West Angle Bay. Surprisingly there were no wheatears in the East Blockhouse area. Several swallows came in off the sea. A pair of chough at East Blockhouse. Residents in profusion (linnet, goldfinch, dunnock, wren, stonechat, pipits, skylark etc.), and a very handsome fox with an exceptionally bushy tail. Woodland species on the N side included blackcap and lots of chiffchaffs.