Great Egret over-wintering on Mochras saltmarsh seen for only the 2nd time since November; larger size and heron-like pale yellowish bill distinguish from the more common Little Egret with thin black bill and legs with distinctive yellow feet.......
This image may convey something of the magic of a flock of tiny Long-tailed Tits diving through the woodland canopy, maintaining contact throughout with high-pitched whistles and characteristic harsh buzzing calls.....
'Bird of the Week' is based on observations recorded in the beautiful area of Ardudwy in the old county of Meirionnydd.
Most of the entries are based on regular wildlife walks of the northern shore of the Artro Estuary, including the sandy heath landscape of the Maes and adjacent shore of Tremadog Bay, a designated European marine reserve for thousands of over-wintering Common Scoter.
Several entries are from inland observations made in the wild & remote Rhinogs mountain range and associated moors, wood and rivers, the inland border and hinterland of the Gulf Stream warmed Ardudwy coastal strip.
It is hoped that these blogs convey the richness & beauty of the landscape in which we are so lucky to live and encourage the reader to visit the area or to open his or her eyes to the riches of their own environment.