I got back from Wales a couple of days ago, and as usual, had a great time, despite the snow.
(picture overload ...... sorry)
The day after I got there we had some snow, which made it too tricky to go down the track. I really need a 4X4 for when I visit here. Despite the snow though, there is plenty to see around the cottage, and in the fields.
The garden Buzzard.
Billy, he's always around.
Thankfully the snow didn't last long, even though the weather forecast was for more, the following day the sun came out. The weathermen are paid a lot of money to tell us what the weather is going to be, so I stayed put, and had an explore again, rather than risk getting stuck somewhere. Naturally, they got it wrong.
A few Lichens in the sun.
One of the residents took a shine to me, because she quickly worked out I had food.
Dove; the horse who thinks she's a bird.
As fast as I put food out for the birds, she found a way to get it; even when it was in a feeder. Almost as bad as the squirrels.
The birds did manage to get their share though.
Siskin on one of the feeders.
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Dove, wondering what we are doing.
I did manage to get out further a field on one day though. The RSPB reserve at Conwy, where I met up with a fellow Flickr contact.
Shelduck. There were lots of these on the estuary.
Female Goldeneye. There were plenty of these on the reserve too.
Female Red-breasted Merganser. Lots of these birds too.
And the day I left, the snow returned.
Not much to begin with, but a few miles down the road, it was like a blizzard.
A fantastic time though, and I can't wait to return.
Enjoy your weekend.