A few days in Pembrokeshire, a break after weeks of framing and domestic exigencies. The highlight watching seals, especially a pup being suckled.
Other than that the sad sight of a dead young common dolphin with a gash in its back that looked boat related. Unusual chance for sketching though, the movements of the sea turning it around… I stopped for a while in tipping rain to learn something from its misfortune.
Several sightings of common lizards. Basking on south facing mounds of dead vegetation.
Lovely late season vegetation… the heather all gone over but after glow of orange… purple loosestrife and fleabane. Still lots of red campion in flower and some patches of sea campion too. In a gap between showers 3 spotted flycatchers and a few phylloscopus warblers on a sheltered willowy field fringe.
Insects feeding on ivy flowers including red admirals and painted ladies, a mystery bee with very long antennae… from the book too late to be long horned bee…
Great to be alongside the Ramsey sound with ever changing waters and choughs seeming much more approachable than on the Lleyn where I’ve watched them most.