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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
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Friday, 2 October 2009

A COCK AND BULL STORY (01/10/09)

image Holy Island part of Anglesey, or not, as it's an island. Anglesey lies in the North West of Wales. We should be here for a while as it's purported to be a bird paradise, so more blurry pictures look like being your lot. There are cliffs, beaches, rock pools and a stone circle or standing stones. The camp site is fine, though I suspect, a little exposed, has much in common with it's receptionist. The place is called Penrhosfeilw, as far as I know pronounced 'penrosfileoo'.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This magnificent fellow greeted us and after he'd been bribed with a digestive biscuit agreed to pose for the camera.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATwice!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  HOLYHEAD MOUNTAIN......At two hundred and twenty metres not quite a mountain but not to worry, I'm only a visitor.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Took me ages to find this fellow which is in fact female. If they can stretch a hill into a mountain I can stretch a cow into a bull. I needed a title for this post, I also needed something to put in it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          SUNSET....And now it's time for bed.

Has anybody else noticed a scarcity of wasps, hardly seen any and they are usually a right pain at this time of year?

14 comments:

  1. Fancy having to bribe a poor defenceless bird just to get a snapshot :)

    The number of wasps has suddenly dropped here in the past few days I an pleased to say but there were lots about up till then.

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  2. I like your bull story. And the sunset.

    Patty, my wife of 54 years, and I were doing a big of work taking up some spent flowers yesterday and were being pestered by a hornet who liked her perfume. We had wasps early in the summer on the hydrangea.

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  3. Adrian. I will follow your wanderings on Anglesey with great interest and look forward to your bird pictures blury or not. Pity the weather is on the change now, very Autumnal, but I am sure you will enjoy whatever comes your way. Take care.

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  4. The wasps have emigrated to New Zealand. Apparently they are being plagued by them this year. They are introduced and I don't think there are too many species that threaten them yet: apart from orchardists.

    One of the beauties of the Western Isles for me was the lack of wasps (which I truly cannot abide) but we've had more and more over the last 35 years. Now they've followed me to New Zealand. Argh.

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  5. On the subject of Anglesey, CJ and I know it reasonably well. Our late Uncle lived there.

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  6. I must be careful how I phrase this, but I do like that cock. lol
    I'll look forward to more bird pictures from the 'paradise' you are staying at. And a very fine sunset.

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  7. I'll do my best Keith but suspect the birds have departed, will have a wander up to the RSPB center Saturday. See what they have to say. He is wonderful though a touch nasty tempered.

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  8. John, I can assure you he is not defenceless, he came around again this evening and I offered him some Wheetbix from my hand, bad mistake, He took exception and tied to lacerate me with spurs 3" long. Still, getting quite attached to him, always comes begging when we return.

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  9. You are in my neck of the woods there John so don't be calling a cow a bull the boyos will not like it, the cock is as you where right abot its sex is a Maran, the hen lays the eggs, and they are a lovely speckled brown colour. just some info from a used to be rare breed farmer. from Wales. and I hope you get some good shots of my homeland

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  10. Will do Life in Egypt, can you help tell me where I am and correct my appalling pronunciation, everybody I meet here speaks only Welsh or is bloody English like me.

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  11. Bit more info on the Cow this breed is only bred to rear Calv's for fattening, its most likely never seen a bull in her life, not even her offspring, if you want to see bulls go to the field behind the Renault garage in Llangefni.
    there is a field full of bulls they use for semen for artificial insemination of this and most cows in the country, there is also the tuesday cattle market in Menai bridge unless its been moved to Llangefni, there was talk of it 10 years ago,

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  12. Penrhosvelw say it as i have written.
    from what i remember of my days cockling there used to be a lot of wild life in the dunes off brynsiencyn. there is a fantastic view of Caernarvon Castle from there

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  13. Ta since I took the picture came across a Real Galloway Bull. Rare breeds are all the rage as is leaving horns on cattle, what goes around comes around.

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  14. Wasn't too far adrift then thanks, I'll be in Wales for a month so will ask for translation and phonetics if I may. Am looking for a welsh tutor book but like everywhere it's Men Only on the top shelf.

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