Saturday, 17 November 2018

Worktime Wandering in November

I'm quite lucky to work near to a small nature reserve on the outskirts of Swansea, a quick lunchtime stroll can reveal a lot of bird life. I was lucky to catch a few Goldcrests sometime back hopping around in a bush right by a footpath and in a small lake nearby I've seen a Heron and a flash of blue and red indicating a Kingfisher is nearby, in fact it appears that there may be a nest behind some bushes on the far side of the lake.

Apart from that it's nice to watch the trees and bushes change colours as the seasons come and go 

I've now decided to start documenting my wanderings and sightings on a monthly basis

So far this is from my November excursions.

And if you just want to look at the pictures, here's a link to the album.

Mute Swan

Long Tailed Tit

Long Tailed Tit

Long Tailed Tit

Grey Squirrel or Tree Rat

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Google +

I suppose it had to happen, Google has announced that it's shutting down it's public section of Google +, it's Facebook competitor. Problem is that I and many others like it, it's not as intrusive as Farcebook, there's a lot less rubbish on it and it's generally more civilised.

I've been trying some alternatives such as Pluspora, Diaspora, Mastodon but they all feel like Twitter replacements, the nearest so far is MeWe, but it's far from perfect.

I'm still active on Twitter, Instagram, MeWe and Farcebook at the moment and my G+ account will remain in case they change their mind but I think the time has come to do some culling. Twitter seems the least intrusive, there's no communities like you get on G+, Instagram is filling with more and more ads and of course is run by those Farcebook people.

Farcebook has been less and less usable for some time, adverts pop up everywhere, fake news stories, articles designed to create hate, data leaks and then there's the use they make of your data.

I'm thinking that Christmas will be the cut off point when I close down most of the networks.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Llanelli Wetlands, September 2018

It's amazing the difference in a few weeks down at the wetlands, the first visit saw long tailed tits flying round, the second visit saw nothing like this, but wildlife doesn't appear on demand. A kingfisher put in an appearance earlier in the month but on the last day was nowhere to be seen. Instead a little grebe paraded around while a heron looked on hungrily.

These are my pictures from September 2018