Sunday, 22 July 2012

In search of a Buzzard....

At last on a beautiful sunny summers morning, Sharon and I set off for a walk up onto Moel Gyw, which is at the southern end of the Clwydians. I have been after flight shots of a buzzard for a long time now, and this stunning area of countryside has a good population of buzzards..... normally!!! Everytime we have walked here they have been calling and  flying all over the place, I lug my 500mm lens up there, no sight nor sound of one...typical!! Nonetheless, it was a beautiful morning walk, with stunning views out over the Vale of Clwyd across Ruthin, and from the top of Moel Gyw looking back over Moel Famau.
In the afternoon we went back to the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art at Gordale Nursey on the Wirral, to look at the wildlife paintings on display, but also for Sharon to meet and chat to the artists there doing demonstrations, this is a real great place to visit, more details can be found HERE
Anyway I still haven't got my Buzzard flight photo, just have to keep plugging away on that one, but rather like the one posted below that I got in the garden a while back.


Looking towards the coast from the walk up to Moel Gyw

one of the locals!

The Arrans in the left distance, and Cadair Idris to the right

I just love this view into the Vale of Clwyd

Looking to Moel Famau from Moel Gyw

and looking further left to the coast

Ruthin from Moel Gyw

Sharon relaxing on a lovely summers morning on Moel Gyw

Moel Famau

Close up of Ruthin

Sharon chatting to Irene Brierton, a watercolour artist at the NEWA exhibition, she was painting Red Squirrels


  1. Especially like your Gyrn landscape, also great image from the garden.

  2. Lovely landscape shots Gary - aplace i've never been to. Nice Buzzard shot and you must have a large garden to get a Buzzard so relaxed. Hope you get your flight shots soo,I'm sure you will if we get some sunshine and warm days.

    1. Thanks Phil, I have a garden that backs onto open countryside, and get a lot of buzzards around, just cant get near them for the elusive flight shots!

  3. What beautiful scenery! It looks a lovely place to walk even though you missed out on the buzzards. A wonderful shot of the one from your garden. How amazing to have a buzzard in the garden! The best I can manage is a Sparrowhawk :-)

    1. Thanks, it really is a beautiful place and we are lucky to have it on our doorstep. I was quite lucky with the buzzard shot as although they fly through a lot, i've only seen one land and was lucky I had my camera to hand!

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