Reflections on Easter Walks and Wildlife

I've been enjoying a peaceful and reflective Easter, filled with walks and wildlife. It started with the sun on Good Friday, when hubs and I decided to revisit a favourite walk, last undertaken in May of 2012.
Lambs and a pheasant.

A Gathering of Birds

I've noticed a gathering of birds in my garden, lately. Not a menacing gathering, reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier's 'The Birds', but a bright, babbling chorus of goldfinch, chaffinch, blackbird, wagtail and swallow.
Ginger Kitten

The Ginger Kitten and Queen of the Doorstep

The Ginger Kitten and Queen of the Doorstep. I saw the sweetest little ginger kitten the other day.  She was snuggled up to her Mum...
Lilac flower at Swansea's Plantasia.

A Sunday Afternoon at Swansea’s Plantasia

On a recent visit to my home town of Swansea, I tried to think of something a bit different to do. My husband and I were meeting a friend and the options were slightly limited, due to my pregnancy and the fact that I've been getting some pain on my right side. Suddenly, I remembered Plantasia in Parc Tawe - it's got insects, fish and animals, as well as lots of greenery and exotic blooms, doesn't take too long to walk around and also has a coffee shop.
Rabbit eating grass.

Summer of the Rabbit

Well, I think we can safely say the summer is here. Never mind the rain, like last year, we have swallow chicks and baby bunnies residing in our garden. It was Hubs who spotted the first rabbit, darting under our shed.
Sengi and butterfly.

Hidden Kingdoms – Following the Trail

I'm always looking for something to watch on these quiet winter nights - particularly now that I've read all the books I was given for Christmas. For me, BBC 1's 'Hidden Kingdoms' is a current highlight.

Swallows and Rabbits, the Story Continues

Swallows and rabbits, oh my! Yes, I am happy to confirm that the swallows are back and a rabbit has taken up residence in my garden. I'm delighted, it's just a pity the weather can't stay as even-tempered!
sparrowhawk in full flight

Summerwatch 2: The Mutley Crew & Sparrowhawk Salute

I've been back to Killonerry, reflecting, relaxing and spotting the sights of summer. As I let my mind wander a trio of dogs came into sight, a lean and rangy lurcher, a cheeky black terrier and a bouncy, sandy-coloured Alsation cross.
Apple Tree

The Apple Tree and Storm Ophelia

'The apple tree throws down its dead and we kneel, fools for its blackened, overripe flesh.'