Normally when I go to stay at my cousins, I always spend a couple of mornings on Rhyl beach. This time I managed just a couple of hours before blizzards sent me scuttling back to warmth. I've never seen snow settle on a beach before and I got as many photos as I could.
There were plenty of waders and gulls along the sea edge as the tide was going out. The usual Oystercatchers, Sanderlings and Redshanks were tottering around. Visibility meant getting any half decent photos near on impossible. A couple of Godwits posed for a while.
And a lovely group of Sanderlings, Dunlins and a Ringed Plover tried to pretend I hadnt seen them, and hid amongst the rocks.
Going back to my cousins bungalow from the beach I flushed a little brown job, that then perched right in front of me. I knew it was a pipit of some sort, but had to get some friends help with the full id. Turns out it is a Meadow Pipit, and a beautiful one at that.
The previous day I went out to Denbigh Moor to watch my family sledging (I didnt join in, Im way too accident prone !!). Got some lovely shots of little Jack and Aimee enjoying the snow.
So a lovely weekend had by all, and quite a few glasses of rose wine drunk while I caught up on the gossip with my family and friends.....though Buster (below) seems to prefer lager........