Welsh Wildlife Centre
I have just returned from a holiday in Cardigan,whilst there I visited the Welsh Wildlife Centre,the photos were taken on three days at different times of the day. This is my first blog so I hope it will be of interest to somebody.
This is a shot looking out over part of the centre.
There are six or seven hides dotted around the centre overlooking different habitats,this one is the Kingfisher hide,maybe someone should tell him.
Another view of the Kingfisher pool showing some of the other residents.
The first time I looked round the Kingfisher pool I didn't actually see this chap.I watched him for ages trying to get a shot of him in flight.Whilst I concentrated on the Swans he decided to fly to the other side of the pond. grr.
Swans are so serene to watch as they glide over the water.
Could not resist this one as the reflection looks like an "O"
This is taken from a hide overlooking the river,unfortunately during my visits the only visitors were gulls.
Not sure what this chap is(sure someone can let us know)he was making a lot of noise and flitting from reed to reed,made it difficult to get a photo as the camera kept focusing on the reeds.
This and the next shot are of the same "critter" not sure what it is ?
I saw damselflies whilst walking around but these looked different and didn't fly of as soon as you got closer.Also on my first walk around I went quite fast the next time I went a lot slower and kept stopping to watch and listen and I noticed a lot more things to photo.
Lovely family shot of some residents allowed to roam on part of the reserve.
As I stopped and looked around this chap landed on the bushes above me and was nice enough to stay put whilst I zoomed and snapped him. Goldfinch I believe(fingers crossed)
Back at the Kingfisher hide I felt like shouting at this pair who had taken up residence in the tree where I was dreaming of seeing a Kingfisher. Grr
The other residents on the pool seem to put up with each other,except,whilst I was adjusting some settings on my camera after taking this shot one of the Swans seem to take offence with a Mallard and chased him across the pool.
You watch the Heron for ages and nothing happens,he is like a statue. And then !!!!!!
The so and so gets his tea and starts having a picnic whilst your back is turned.
I will let the swan wrap up this trip round the Welsh Wildlife Centre, here he is giving everybody a wave.
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