Wednesday, 7 April 2021

All Too Much - Ducks Deluxe

 An exciting London Pub Rock Band of the 70's whose name was nicked from a Slot Machine at the Severn Bridge Service Station! Nothing like waking up to a bit of Rock 'n' Roll trivia!

Otherwise, our next and final stop was just around the corner from Daphne du Maurier's gaff, or more correctly the

JAMAICA INN
on which she base her novel of the same name.
The only thing that can be guaranteed at
DOZMARY POOL
is that if there are any waterfowl at all they will surely be at the furthest point from where you are standing, but we get ahead of ourself. The track to this location from Newlyn takes you squarely along the
HAYLE ESTUARY
location of many, many a 'rarity' so it would be a foolish fella who simply passes it by. On the day there was nothing more than a
lone,
preening
and gaping
CURLEW
and a lovely bunch of
Forget-Me-Not.
The rare Ducks as hoped for were all there and in line but as usual at the said distance and totally unaproachable so thank heavens for Dave's telescope and our trusty archive to bring the picture to you. The more common of the 2 and a resident was the
pristine
male
GREATER SCAUP
but even taking a subdued wander along the
Northern Track
got us no closer to the far more rare / uncommon visitors from across the Atlantic,
x2 pairs of
RING-NECKED DUCK
male
The Cattle Are Lowing and it's only Easter.

female
but even this, for me at least, was not the best find of the visit as waiting to make our aquaintance close to the car was one of the most charming ladies we have met in many a day. The conversation was stimulating, if not a little ribald at times, but worth every minute of our delayed departure.
"We Hope You Are Reading This Ma'am!

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