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Snowdonias Natural World in Winter

~ Tuesday, 2nd February 2010

The natural world of Snowdonia in winter time can be busy or quiet depending on what you are looking for and where you go. The beauty of it for me is that there is always something to be found, often a pleasant surprise. Last week I went for a walk in my local woods and spotted a Treecreeper hunting for bugs and grubs in the tree bark. The same afternoon I saw a pair of Nuthatches at a local Wildlife Trust reserve, The Spinnies. I hadn't seen either of these birds since I was a teenager, fantastic!! The cold temperatures of late have brought a Robin to our feeder, but at 300 m above sea level we don't get much foraging around our garden. Magpies, Blackbirds, a Robin and the odd Wren are as exciting as my garden gets. The coastal reserves have much more interest at the moment. Pintail ducks, Red Breasted Mergansers, Goosanders, Kingfishers, Little Egrets and many of the regulars have been seen whilst out and about with my son. At two and a half, he loves to go looking for Ducks and spot Blue Tits and Robins! Sorry I've been a while updating the blog. Hopefully time will allow a bit more regularity. Thanks for looking.