Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Wales again

This was taken at Nant-Yr-Arian, which is a counrty park near Aberystwyth where they feed the Red Kites daily. The RSPB chap told us that it is just supplimentary food and they don't depend on it. We arrived about an hour prior to feeding time and about 20 kites were circling already and by feed time there were about 60 of them. It was amazing to see them so close up and now beautiful and graceful they are.
The view from Nant-Yr-Arian was pretty spectacular too looking west.
Wrecks came with us and felt pretty silly after barking at these cardboard sheep in a carpet shop window, yes, I promise you, he really did it!!...he felt a bit sheepish maybe! We'll have to try and get him one of those cut-outs for Christmas!
He's not impressed by the notice banning him from the beach...but I agree that he shouldn't go there in the summer. Note he's bi-lingual!
I went to Hartland Moor and Middlebere yesterday afternoon hoping to see the Ospreys as they pass through on their migration but didn't see them. They are supposed to be here for a couple of weeks though. Good news that Autumn Watch is coming from Brownsea Island though.

5 comments:

Derek and Dot said...

My friend Jenny from romanyrambler.blogspot.com has just spent a week with us on our narrowboat and is a fellow quilter. She made me four beautiful quilted placemats with an NZ theme which she brought with her from New Zealand.
Regards Dot NB Gypsy Rover

montaguepiedaterre said...

It's good to have you back on line after your holiday. When you visit a place like Wales, would'nt you expect a lot of water? After all they live in it.

Goosey said...

Thank you Dot, the placemats will be a nice reminder of home I would imagine and useful too. I have a cousin who lives in NZ...perhaps I'll have to get her to send me some NZ fabric!
And Montague, nice to hear from you again...Whales are about the only things we didn't see in Wales!

Jennie said...

Whilst I've not seen the Kites officially fed, there are several places where you can see them congregate - one is on the way to a friend's house in Ceredigion; another is the slaughterhouse in Llanybydder! We regularly see anything between 1 and half a dozen in our valley and I always feel very blessed to see one. They are such majestic birds. I count it as good luck when one flies over our house and land.

happyone said...

That was funny that Wrecks barked at the cardboard sheep! :-)
Beautiful views!!!!