THE SHORE

From Reception, look over the bridge for House Martins nesting under the eaves of the hall.  More often than not you’ll see a Shag or two on the buoys in the bay.  Walk down on to the pebble beach keeping an eye open for various Shells washed up.  Can you see a Grey Heron motionless on the little point on the right hand side?  There is a little path through the grass and rocks towards the point, which is a good place to sit down quietly and watch for the wildlife.  Keep an eye out on the edge of the tide for the Otter.  If you are lucky you may see Gannets flying past and diving into the water to catch fish.  You may even see a Common Dolphin if they are around. 

 

Walk along the coast towards Duart Castle, looking out for Common Sandpipers and Oystercatchers .  On the small rocky outcrops you will see Thrift , Birds-Foot Trefoil, English Stonecrop and Thyme, with its lovely scent.  In summer look out for the  bright blue Common Blue butterfly which can be seen feeding on the abundance of flowers.  The little Field Vole may run across the path in front of you, and the gorse is home to pipits and other small birds.  Opposite the cottages (map C6) there is a path back to the campsite crossing over the marshland.   Please take care as you cross the railway.

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