Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday 4th May.....down to Shute for a week

Shute Cottage Manorbier
Made the 4 hour drive to Pembrokeshire today. (slight detour only to dip at Chew Valley on the Squacco Heron but a lovely place all the same and great views of Long Tailed Duck and thousands of Hirundines) Arrived mid afternoon and the cottage looks great again. Tucked away between the Castle and the Church with no phone signal and no internet it's a real retreat. The dog asks for a walk to the beach so I oblige before we take a drive to Skrinkle Haven in the evening and I quickly bag Fulmar and Shag for year ticks. (216) Lot's of Gannet and Porpoise about. Jackdaws are still nesting in the cottage chimney and we're treated to Buzzard and Raven over the garden too. The Gt. Spot Woodpeckers are still in and out of the garden as are Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Wren, Blackcap etc.
Meeting up with the boys in the morning for our annual trip to Skomer Island....let's hope the boat goes!

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