Thursday, 16 March 2017

Out and about



Managed to get out on a couple of days in-between the windy and rainy days, here in north Wales. A place I always like to visit when I'm here is Loggerheads Country Park.






Had a bit of storm damage.






Grey Wagtail at Loggerheads






On a visit to RSPB Conwy, I found a very obliging Meadow Pipit.









The usual gang of Wigeon, at this time of the year,






and plenty of displaying Red Breasted Mergansers.









An outing to Rhos-on-sea one morning in search of Purple Sandpipers didn't disappoint.




I only found two though, with a group of Turnstones.








A quick trip along the coast to Gronant sand dunes, and a nice find there.





Two Snow Buntings foraging amongst the dunes.







My first Chiffchaff of the year.



He was at RSPB Ynyis-hir.






The view from one of the hides that looks out to the Dyfi estuary.


I'll finish with the three new additions here, where I stay.

Along with the dogs, the chickens, the goose, the horses, and the sheep in the field, we now have some cows.







Have a good day.






Sunday, 5 March 2017

In Wales



We arrived here in North Wales just before storm Doris smashed its way through the country, followed by a second, called Ewan.
The damage where we are staying was minimal, but I doubt my fence back home survived in one piece.


Whisky has enjoyed himself being reunited with one of his brothers, and his two friends that live here.







Plenty of fields to run free in,





and plenty of water too. It's been pretty much non stop rain,





and when it's not rained, it's snowed.










The sheep are having a hard time too.



 To think they will be lambing soon.





Currently it is snowing again,





and 20 minutes later,





Still snowing now.


Could be an interesting day.