Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bonaparte's and Iceland Gulls
Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Up close this adult male was absolutely stunning with intricate feather-work to rival anything else I've ever seen. Having it in such close proximity to the similar Tufted Ducks also allowed its larger size to clearly be discerned, something which only became more obvious as it woke up and went for a little swim.
Mullion Cove and a Porthleven Sunset
Friday, March 27, 2015
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Return to the Lizard
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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As with all my previous encounters this individual was calling fairly regularly but was also being surprisingly aggressive to the gathered Mutes. Considering its smaller size you'd have expected the opposite. Also present were the usual inland water suspects including upwards of fourteen Shoveller, two Grey Wagtails, another singing Chiffchaff and this supposedly dozing Tufted Duck.
Marazion to Penzance - Migrants, Purple Sandpipers and Pasties
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Praa Sands to Porthleven - Surf, Tin and a Whale Bone
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Little Bunting at Forest Farm
Sunday, March 22, 2015
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My Wild Life
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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I'm fortunate in that life has treated me pretty well up to now but that doesn't stop the pressures of work and everyday life from mounting. Discovering the Gower peninsula therefore was an absolute revelation. Following a day in the office I now had somewhere to escape to where my worries could be forgotten as I walked amongst spectacular scenery and wildlife. Whether it be the towering cliffs of Rhossili or the sweeping curve of Oxwich Bay there's always something new to see. Those same expansive views lend a great sense of perspective to whatever troubles may be playing out and remind me that sometimes it's more than fine to take things at a slower pace. In fact it's highly recommended. After even a short outing I'm left feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to delve back into the hustle and bustle of modern living. At least for a couple of days anyway before my escape once more beckons.
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Song Thrush Mimicry, Whooper Swans and a Stonechat
Thursday, March 12, 2015
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#pwc2015 Larking About
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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The sun dipping below the horizon heralded the end of my personal avian concert so I moved onto the common proper to see what else was about. The previously mentioned corvid movement was once more in operation whilst a Green Woodpecker was yaffling away somewhere out of sight. It was looking down towards the Loughor however that I found success for the second time as a flock of six Canada Geese flew past. If you follow my twitter feed you may have seen that I spotted presumably the same birds a couple of days previous but just outside of my patch boundaries. This time though there was no doubting their credentials and I got to correct a notable absence from last years tally. The view wasn't bad either.
Returning home I kept an eye out for Owls and Foxes but drew a blank on both scores. There was however a calling Peacock (sadly not tickable) and that sense of peace that can only be found in the great outdoors.
2015: 46 / 2014: 64
It's Spring (at least according to the meteorological seasons)
Thursday, March 05, 2015
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- Hello! I'm a thirty something blogger based in Wales with an avid interest in birds, nature, wildlife photography, walking, mountain climbing and kayaking. I love anything that involves the natural world and being outside, though rain and I just don't get along. We regularly find ourselves venturing to the Isle of Mull and harbour dreams to move there one day soon. This blog aims to share our adventures and, who knows, hopefully inspire a few people along the way.
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