Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me
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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Hot in Wales

Had some really high temperatures the last few days; and some good light in the mornings, once the early mist has cleared.

 Blue cloudless skies on a lot of mornings,

Lake Vyrnwy

and the Welsh birds have been very co-operative; and friendly.


Here's just a small selection so far.


Meadow Pipit


Pied Flycatcher; male


and last one for now, was a real surprise, and a treat.

Tawny Owl

A great moment to be able to get so close to this Tawny Owl, out in the wild.

I hope everyone else is having as great a time as I am. Enjoy your weekend, and I hope the sun shines wherever you are.

I guess I'll be back to some sort of normal soon.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Hello from Wales

Still here; and loving it.

Thank you to everyone who's posted comments, and when I get back to my own internet I'll catch up with everyone.
Phone signal and sometimes net connection can be sporadic, but I'll persevere with this update.

I sadly lost one of my cousins a few days ago; heart failure. She was just a couple of years older than me, and it came as quite a shock.
Jim gave me a scare too. First he was limping heavily on a front leg, then a few days later became very lethargic, wouldn't eat, and was violently sick...............I had visions of another bout of pancreas trouble; or worse. Also his friend, Bud, started limping on one of his back legs.
He's a little dog that loves to explore the surrounding area, and every nook and cranny.
A trip to the local vet was in order.
Pills for Bud, an examination and injection for Jim, and that was it.
(sadly I took up the wrong employment vocation when I was younger)
Bud is improving, Jim seems a bit better, but still off his food for most of the time.

So, back to here.

Had some rain, some wind, and some sun; but it hasn't stopped me travelling the surrounding area, in search of birds.

As well as the usual garden visitors,



Coal Tit

Lesser Redpoll

a few surprises too.


Pied Flycatcher, female

That's it for now, and a few more days here, so from Jim and myself, hope everyone is having a great time, and enjoying the 'moments'.

So until I get back, I'll leave you with a view from the cottage.

(hmmm, with all this, do I really want to get back to MK)