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Saturday, 25 April 2015

For this auspicious occasion ..........



................. I give you ..............








Wheatear, because I like them.







Dancing Curlew








Singing Oystercatcher









Osprey, doing something I vaguely remember.









Magpie; a very misunderstood bird.









 Ring Ouzel, 'cause there's a lot about at the moment.










A couple of Whinchat, because I haven't seen any for a while.




and finally






Red Fox; a beautiful animal, ruthlessly persecuted in this country by some misguided wankers.





Have a good one.




Saturday, 11 April 2015

About time



Time for another post.


Back in Wales, and despite some wind, rain, a bit of sun, Easter, some crowds and loads of kids on an Easter holiday, I have managed a few pictures.



I'll start with a sunrise from a few days ago at the Great Orme.








Lots of Gorse in flower, and the scent has been amazing.







Got a birthday coming up soon, so I've treated myself to a couple of new moth books, and a new moth trap. This is one of the moths from the trap the other night.




Grey Shoulder-knot

According to one of the books I have, it's a moth found more in the south of the country, so a surprise to find one up here.




Out in the fields the trees are very slowly getting their leaf buds, and some interesting lichen growing on the dry stone walls.



Cladonia fimbriata





It was great to watch some of the sheep giving birth too.










On one visit to Anglesey, I came across some ponies having a great time.



Must have been a good spot, because they seemed to be queuing up to take turns for a good back scratch.




And now the birds ..........


A visit to Rhos-on-sea during a time when the tide was in, produced a bird I only usually see way out on the sea, as a black dot bobbing amongst the waves.






Common Scoter



A few other birds, in no particular order.



 Skylark








Sanderling




A lot of these are arriving in the country at the moment.




Wheatear







Meadow Pipit




A fly past by one of these.


 Shelduck



and finally, a nice pair to finish on.




Dipper



Enjoy the rest of your day