Monthly Archives: January 2009

Of Kites & Buzzards

Here are some pictures of welsh birds of prey, from our trip to Nant yr Arian, Ceredigion; yesterday afternoon.    Click on images for a larger view … The Welsh uplands have become a stronghold for the beautiful Red Kite (Milvus milvus). There are several places where the wild...

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Garden BirdWatch ‘09 & 5D MkII

Well its that time of year again where many of the UK’s families get out into gardens & parks to count the number of birds that are there. If you’d like to find out more please visit the RSPB web site. We duly did our count, with the noticeable...

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Winter Colours

The recent weather, though mainly wet & cloudy, has given some opportunity to capture a few of  the winter colours that Snowdonia can display. I was out walking the other day, looking for interesting macro shots, but couldn’t resist taking this panoramic of Cadair Idris:   click images for...

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Cymer Abbey, Dolgellau

A little way out of Dolgellau, adjacent to Llanelltyd, lie the ruins of an ancient Cistercian abbey. It was a dull, wet & windy day today but since we needed to visit Doll anyway, an educational walk around the abbey seemed in order. Cymer Abbey was founded by Maredudd...

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Squirrel Nutkin visits

I was sat at my workstation this morning, drinking orange juice & editing pictures for a competition entry, when there was a tap at the window (an upstairs one). Now I’m used to the birds throwing seed at the window, it’s one of the places that we feed, but...

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