Golden Rain

September 23, 2018 at 8:06 pm

Last week to celebrate our Golden Wedding we stayed in our favourite cottage along the river Dee at Rivercatcher , near Bala. On our wedding day fifty years ago it rained all day and last week over two days we had five inches of rain!! Swallow Falls looked spectacular in the floodwaters but our attempt to reach Wales highest waterfall was thwarted by roadside debris which ultimately cost us two new tyres!
The Berwyn mountains had only Kestrels instead of Hen Harriers. The forests this year have a very heavy crop of cones and whilst we did see Crossbills there should be more as we progress into winter. The RSPB reserve at South Stack on Anglesey produced a pair of Chough, in a raging gale, that literally blew you off your feet. The cafe at South Stack was a welcome refuge as were many others along the A5 during the week. Most had bird-feeders and at one there were more than forty House Sparrows present.Click here