Posted by: Sian Musgrave | December 9, 2011

‘Twas a wild and stormy afternoon!

It was nice to be out and about yesterday looking at some scrub work a contractor had done on cliffs near Paviland, dodging the squalls as they came in off the sea.

There were still a surprising amount of waxcaps and other fungi about, hanging on after their second appearance in the mild autumn.

Flocks of chaffinches in the fields and hedges, a pair of ravens croaking and wheeling about in the wind, 8 choughs with their bright red bills, and several flocks of starlings in large numbers making amazing patterns in the sky were amongst the delights nature had in store.

The sea was quite stormy and the waves were battering the cliffs, and just to the side of Paviland cave, waves were forced up through gaps in the rocks to form a waterspout – fantastic to watch!



  1. Just did a bird survey along our beach and got sandblasted! You mention fungi – saw lots of Earth Tongues sticking up out of the mossy grass on the dunes next to Cwm Ivy. We have a small number of very large ones we found last week – about 10cm long. Have also identified our seventh species of waxcap.

    Sarah Leedham, Environmental Co-ordinator, St Madoc Centre, Llanmadoc

    • Well done – sounds like you’ve got some nice things going on! Let us know if we can help!

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