Saturday, 23 March 2013

Snowy Garden Birds

North East Wales has been hit by deluges of snow over the last two days, it took me nearly 4 hours this morning to dig my way out of the Cottage and get my car up to the road, the snow on the track which is well over 100 yards long was 2 ft deep in places...

But yesterday morning I spent a couple of hours early on watching the birds visiting my feeding station in the garden, and it really made me realise just how they rely on our garden feeders for that little bit extra in the extreme weather.... nearly said winter weather, but it is supposed to be SPRING!!

Anyway on with some pics that I took, all were taken through the kitchen window!

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Last of the Whoopers.... maybe!

I had the chance today to nip to Martin Mere for a couple of hours, I was pleased as this may be the last chance I get to see the Whooper Swans before they fly back to Iceland in the very near future. As I have eluded to in previous posts they really are magnificent birds, I have been to Martin Mere so many times over the years to see them, but they fascinate me every time I see them, and never tire of sitting watching them up close and from afar. A few more shots below from todays visit.





Grrr its Monday again in the morning and the start of the week, soon been Friday hopefully when we are back out walking again.... have a great week my friends!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Whooper Swans

One of my favourite places to visit is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Martin Mere, and especially during the Winter and early spring to see the Whooper Swans. As I have previously mentioned these magnificent birds travel down from Iceland to over winter in the UK, with many stopping at Martin Mere, in fact some birds are known to have been returning to Martin Mere for at least 15 years. They are real great birds and I never tire of seeing them, and the great thing about Martin Mere is that the trust feed the swans twice a day, so close up views are guaranteed.









A few more images of the other Wildfowl seen










Canada Goose