Male and Female chaffinches and some hardy looking badger faced welsh mountain sheep. Photos taken in the Elan Valley, West Wales.

It seems like spring might actually be here now and the oyster catchers were out enjoying the sun at Ynyslas after having a pretty rough winter. 

I finally got time off work to go home for a week recently and due to the extreme weather at the moment my garden was essentially a lake. This seemed to attract a grey wagtail which hung around for a few days so I could practice getting closer for photographs. Also, bonus greater spotted woodpecker!

I got fed up of waiting for the weather to clear up so I could use my new tripod, so I braved the cold wind and rain today to see if I could get any decent photos at Ynyslas nature reserve. To my surprise, a large group of oyster catchers and curlews were also battling the weather making for some interesting rainy day shots. 

The cleanup operation of Aberystwyth’s seafront is well underway now with all the sand cleared off the roads revealing even more of the destruction caused by the sea underneath. Here’s a look back at some photos I took of the seafront during the storm. I feel very proud that two of my photos were even used by the BBC during their coverage of the bad weather happening across Britain in the recent weeks.

Starling Murmuration during the storm on Flickr.Here’s a photo of the starling murmuration I managed to catch during the recent storms on the Aberystwyth seafront.

Starling Murmuration during the storm on Flickr.

Here’s a photo of the starling murmuration I managed to catch during the recent storms on the Aberystwyth seafront.

For some reason this Pied Wagtail didn’t upload in the last post, but it’s equally as important! 

For some reason this Pied Wagtail didn’t upload in the last post, but it’s equally as important! 

It’s been a long time since my last post as I’ve barely had any time to go out and take anything since graduation and job hunting. These photos were taken on the coastal path between Aberystwyth and Borth. The birds photographed are stonechats, crows, one robin, one wren and one rook. 

Zoo Job! With the marmosets. on Flickr.

Zoo Job! With the marmosets. on Flickr.

Grey wagtail spotted in Cmrheidol valley in Wales.