Plants & animals
Where to find our wildlife...
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With autumn approaching, our songbirds are either getting ready to migrate, or forming flocks that will roam the woods in winter. The only birdsong you're likely to hear is the robin's - they sing all year round.
Otherwise it's just the squeaks and twitterings of flocks of birds staying in contact with eachother.
There are flocks of linnets, and noisy stonechat families, on the coastal scrub. Skylarks spend the winter here, but our wheatears are leaving.
Choughs spend the winter in small flocks foraging for food. You'll need to look carefully for them, as there are also huge flocks of jackdaws wheeling around the cliffs.
Any day now, we'll start to see ducks arriving to spend the winter on the lakes. Look for the dabbling ducks - mallard, teal, wigeon and gadwall - in the shallower, reed-fringed sections.
Marine life off Stackpole Quay
A beautiful sea hare poses on a frond of weed.
The magical underwater world accessible to snorkellers and divers off Stackpole Quay.
Part of the kelp forest off Stackpole Quay.
Cuttlefish swimming near Stackpole Quay. They can change colour rapidly if danger threatens.
This beautiful fish, which looks as if it belongs in the Tropics, lives around Stackpole Qu...