You might see weeds, but I see wild flowers

Thursday, 13 October 2016

In Wales

The last couple of weeks we have been in north Wales.

Not many visits out anywhere this time; the purpose of the visit was to try and get on top of some of the gardening work that needed doing.

Weeding and grass cutting.

Some of the days started promising.

It also gave Whisky a chance to see his brother Thistle again.

The Pied Wagtails seem to have done well so far. I counted at least a dozen one morning in the horses field.

 Pied Wagtail

The sheep continue to assert their authority on some members, with lots of head-butting.


I did manage to get out on one day. A trip to the Great Orme, and then on to the RSPB reserve at Conwy.

The Great Orme had been host to a Booted Warbler for a few days, and also a Black Redstart.
I didn't see either when I visited. The Booted Warbler had left a couple of days earlier, and the Black Redstart was elusive; or missing.

On to Conwy, and to see the 6 Great White Egrets that have been there some time.

When I arrived, the tide was out, which meant most of the wading birds were far out on the estuary.

There has been over 130 Little Egrets counted there, and amongst them I did manage to see the 6 GWE.

 Not the best of pictures, but it does show 3 of the GWE.

A bit closer for pictures were some Oystercatchers.

It's been some hard work this visit, but worth it. Whisky has had a great time.



  1. Gorgeous pictures, my favourites are one of the Whiskey and his friends, beautiful.

  2. Thanks Bob.
    This visit has been about work, rather than going out on bird visits from here, so not much to show really. Whisky always has a great time here though with his brother and other dogs.