The forecast for last Thursday 7th June was pretty dreadful so it was afternoon by the time we made our way to Bosherston Pools on the South Pembrokeshire coast. By then it had brightened up enough to walk from the Pools to the beach at Broad Haven, admiring the famous lily ponds on the way. This is a good spot for Otter early mornings, so we were surprised to see a pair in the middle of the day with plenty of people around.
With my back calling for respite I am sometimes temped to leave the camera behind when heading for the beach, but with Chough a possibility on this coast I kept it with me. Sure enough a pair were feeding among the wildflowers around Broad Haven. Early Purple, Spotted and Pyramidal Orchids were all present, and a Painted Lady added yet more colour. Manx Shearwaters whisked past offshore making for a pretty rewarding visit.
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Welcome to Peter Moore's wildlife blog, created largely to compensate for a failing short-term memory by providing a record of my experiences watching and photographing wildlife. I have been fortunate enough to see over 450 species of bird and 61 species of butterfly in Great Britain, photographing most of these (badly) over the course of the last 15 years.