Yesterday dawned warm and sunny, so I decided to head out for a walk along Pennard Cliffs on the Gower Peninsula.
There was unusual clarity to the air, allowing uninterrupted views of the beautiful landscape:
One of the many Herring Gulls that were flying overhead:
I was hoping I might be able to photograph the local population of Choughs, but the few birds I saw were at the base of the cliffs, up to a hundred yards away. Instead, I turned my macro lens to the flower-studded clifftop grassland.
A couple of shots of Greater Knapweed:
It was past the main flowering period of Thrift, but there were still some blooms in evidence:
This tiny flower was growing in some numbers in the short turf, and was just a couple of inches tall (anyone know what it is?):
Whitethroats were plentiful amongst the gorse bushes. I managed a couple of pictures of a pair which I guessed must have had a nest nearby:
A pair of Linnets perched on another gorse bush as I passed, and I managed this shot of the female:
By early afternoon, the sky was beginning to cloud over, and by the time I got back to Swansea it was raining!