Skylark

A Belated Spring

It’s been a funny old spring this year. Somehow I just don’t seem to have got a grip on or felt part of it, almost as if events have played out around me but I’ve never quite been able to tag along for the ride. Our fortnight on Mull undoubtedly Read more…

Burry Inlet Sunset

Curlew Sunset

After a few days of fairly terrible weather it was good to get back out yesterday evening in frankly glorious conditions. Of course things would have been even better had a certain Phalarope been there to greet me but alas all I could do was look in its vague general Read more…

Tywyn Bach

Evenings by the Sea

Our next house is going to be in walking distance of the coast. We’re not that far off now but somehow the upper reaches of a tidal estuary just can’t quite cut it against the call of an open ocean. There’s no waves for a start! Such a move will Read more…

Oystercatchers, Pembrey

Pembrey Terns

I did wonder how long it would take me to start missing Mull and begin searching the property listings once more but even by my standards the afternoon of our return was unexpectedly rapid. The fact is that we had such a fantastic time that initially at least all I Read more…

Goose Barnacles, Pembrey

Brambling Hunting at Pembrey

After our success with finding Firecrest the weekend before I took to twitter on Saturday morning to proclaim that we were off to locate Brambling, one of those species with which we seem to have had little luck over the years. Our last proper sighting came from Ynys Hir back Read more…