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Welcome to 'My Life Outside', the personal blog of Adam Tilt through which I aim to share with you the places that I visit and the wildlife that I see on my travels around the UK. My primary interest is in birds and bird photography, but when they aren't playing ball I turn my attention to pretty much everything else.

I am based in a village on the outskirts of Swansea, South Wales. My regular haunts include the Gower Peninsula, the Burry Inlet, Pembrokeshire and the Isle of Mull - all locations with stunning scenery and a vast array of wildlife. Many of the posts on this blog serve as a diary through which I detail my adventures and show the photographs that I have taken. I aim to impart some of my local knowledge along the way and encourage others to get out exploring for themselves. If you want to get involved then please leave comments and follow the blog.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Bonfire Night In Swansea

Another year and another bonfire night was upon me. Finding all of the local firework displays a bit overcrowded I headed up to the top of the hills at the back of the house. Fortunately I had my camera with me as the nearby electricity pylons and the orange glow from Swansea provided a dramatic landscape. There is something very satisfying about capturing a scene that takes some thought and is beyond the normal point and shoot landscapes that we all usually take. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

11616 - Swansea after dark

11611 - Swansea after dark 11617 - Swansea after dark

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Buzzard over Pontarddulais

This weekend has pretty much been a blow out due to work commitments leaving me stuck in front of my computer. I did however manage to escape for a few hours this afternoon and walk up Gopa Hill at the back of my house. I was pleased to see a flock of Long Tailed Tits flitting through the trees but didn't spot any of this autumns Redwings. I hope to find and photograph some in the next week or so as by all accounts their numbers are increasing rapidly in the area. However I did see a Buzzard just in time to catch a picture as it soared overhead. It isn't the greatest image ever taken of a Buzzard but it is the first and only one that I have managed to capture. Something about the composition also appeals to me as you get a feeling of the motion and behavior of these birds as they scour the landscape for prey.

11606 - Buzzard over Gopa Hill, Pontarddulais

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