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, 28 February 2015

Weekend whistle

A few pictures for the weekend.

 A great spot for Dippers; Afon Eiddew at Lake Vyrnwy.

and here's a Dipper I found there,

I'd never heard one sing before, so here he is.

I'm not a great fan of slow shutter speed water pictures, but I had a go anyway.
Both hand held; I only use a tripod for macro pictures of moths.

Next up, a bird.

I managed to catch this one having a quick rest


The Starling is an incredibly underrated bird in my opinion. The range of colour in their plumage is amazing. This one was happily singing and burbling in the sunlight on some rocks.

I managed a short video of the maestro here.

I was pleased to get a few pictures like this one

A Treecreeper on a wall. Usually only manage them as they scramble up the trunk of a tree.

There's been lots of these two birds here,

Lesser Redpoll


I'm glad I'm not the only one who suffers from a bad hair day.

Male Red Breasted Merganser in the wind.

and last one for now

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Still here

The snow has all gone now, but it's very windy today.
Not ideal for taking pictures, so here's a few from less windy days.

I didn't think he'd get the joke, but he obviously did.

Kestrel in a big hurry.

Goldcrest stopped long enough in the sun for a picture.

Grey Heron putting the brakes on.

That's all, the internet is very slow.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Back in Wales

Shortly after I arrived in a Wales, at the end of January, so did the snow.

 Lesser Redpoll

We had quite a bit during the day and evening, and by morning, there was no way I could leave the cottage by car.

The quarter mile track down to the lane, was covered in snow. It had drifted and was about two and a half feet deep.
That also meant no-one could get here. Post and deliveries etc.
Thankfully we had plenty of supplies.
Also the phone and internet doesn't perform at its best, but I can live with that.

The only way to explore, was by foot.

The snow has slowly melted now, although the fields still have areas of hard crunchy snow; and the track is now negotiable with extreme care. The downhill part in particular, especially as the snow has frozen and turned to ice.

I may be able to venture further soon.

Take care where you are.