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25th July 2020 – Pembrokeshire, Wales

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I think it would be appropriate to refer to this blog as accidental bird watching in Pembrokeshire. We have spent the last week on holiday on the coast of West Wales where our main focus has been to entertain two youngsters.

Whilst walking coastal paths, spending a lot of time on beaches and exploring estuaries I couldn’t resist taking a few nature photos. I was especially pleased to see a family of choughs which, in the UK, are best seen in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire.

On the estuary by our holiday cottage we saw redshank, a common sandpiper,  little egrets and a buzzard.

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Along the coastal path, with good views of the nearby islands including the island of Skomer, famous for its puffins but currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw the choughs and two kestrels with chicks.

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In the car park at Carew Castle a thrush and a robin posed nicely for me.

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At Martin Haven a seal seemed as curious about us as we were about it.

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Everywhere there were barn swallows.

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… and house sparrows.

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My last photo I’m not too sure about but think it could be a sedge warbler.

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