Saturday, 26 March 2011

53.3 Degrees North

I wouldn't have a clue how far north a Dartford Warbler has been recorded, but 55.3 degrees north was enough to tempt me to go and have look at one.
This has long been on my wish list of birds to see, so when one arrived on a Welsh hillside above Llangollen at the weirdly named World's End, I didn't need too much convincing to head over there.
This was to be my second encounter with World's End as I had passed that way in 1991 when I walked the Offa's Dyke Path. I remembered the limestone escarpment above Llangollen as one of the highlight of the walk and seeing it for a second time I wasn't to be disappointed, it is simply breathtaking scenery. I wasn't disappointed with the tiny warbler either a stunning little bird and a privilege to see.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Rare Norwegian Blue Found

The Norwegian Blue thought to be extinct for forty years has been found "Alive and Kicking" Click here for the latest.

Not a Norwegian Blue but a Wren in my garden today