Monday, 18 February 2013

Ever seen a Pheasant paddling?

 Well we did! The first picture is not a pheasant - you knew that didn't you? That's my favourite son-in-law. My daughter calls him Biker Boy on her blog so I shall too. He has a DSLR camera that I envy like mad while knowing in my heart of hearts that it would never be taken out of automatic mode if it were mine.
We went to the Wetlands Centre, created as a sop to the wildlife faction when the Cardiff barrage was put in place. The Welsh Assembly compulsorily purchased - or the local council I forget which - prime farm land all along the sea wall and designated it as wetland sanctuary. Mostly they get reed loving land birds and water birds in their thousands. On Saturday we saw a pheasant paddling in the lake with a couple of ducks. He looked quite at home.

Daughter and S-i-L and Miss Em went for a walk while Mr M and I sat in the coffee shop and watched the swans and the coot chase the ducks and tread carefully around the pheasant.
It was a beautiful day, and while the air was crisp and cold the sunshine was just what was needed after what seems to have been an incredibly dark and wet year.
My theory is that the poles are reversing. Nothing to do with global warming and all to do with magnetism and the pull of the sun - oh and the wobble of the earth.
In the mean time we just enjoyed the day out.


Barbara Eads said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous day enjoying the outdoors. I can't wait for it to warm up here. It got up to the 60's today, but was so windy that the wind was howling through our French doors. Not exactly the type of weather you can eat outdoors.

Alison said...

I am SURE that the earth has shifted from its axis!
Alison xx

Becky said...

Glad that you had a nice day out - lovely to see some sunshine!

Jimjams said...

Lovely photos - looks like a brisk but lovely day out.

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Missus Wookie said...

Looks like a lovely place to watch the birds. I didn't buy a DSLR for similar reasons...