This week marks the end of our adventure in Wales. Lately, Facebook seems to be getting a lot of negative press, but without FB, I would have never met Bonnie. And then Steve.
|Bonnie and Micheal close their eyes!|
Along the way, we saw birders all bundled up searching for something good.
Steve showed me lots of cool critters besides the birds.
I discovered that the goats I saw in the "Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews do exist. Apparently, these feral goats were brought to Britain by the Romans.
Bonnie took us to a beautiful place known as Snowdonia. It was so so picturesque!
In some of the reserves, we had a good chance for spotting the 3 woodpecker species of Wales. We only saw 2, but I'm not complaining. That was absolutely fun!
Steve took me out for some classic ice cream which was delicious.
He also had a knack for finding dead things like the Dunnock above and the Blackbird below. Now the Blackbird was dead but I'm not sure the Dunnock was in the same state. We placed the Dunnock in Bonnie's pretty potted plant. When we returned home, the bird was gone! Steve thinks the Jackdaws had dinner. I think the bird came back alive and flew away:) Most likely explanation for the missing Dunnock? Bonnie's neighbor, who looks out for her, saw the bird and took it from her potted plant. That's how wonderful her neighborhood was.
Across Wales, I saw beautiful art mixed into the incredible landscapes.
People in the States always talk about how bad British food can be. I experienced NONE of that there, except maybe the
Because we were along the ocean, we explored the beach front for all sorts of crabs and marine life.
Bonnie took us to picturesque pubs.
The pubs were really something special.
We stood under a tree that was thousands of years old.
|European green woodpecker, photo taken by Dr. Steve|
This completes the Welsh birding experience, for now. We'll touch base in Arizona next week. Then it's off to Texas, New Mexico, Maine and Wisconsin. Until next time!