A walk around Pencoed

Yesterday morning we went out for what was going to be an hour or so’s walk after breakfast, around a little hill which you can see from the house (on the right in the picture above). It turned into a marathon three-hour expedition and was great.

On the way we saw bullfinches, a dipper singing on the river (my first in about two years!), a buzzard, a kestrel, a woodcock, ravens, a grey wagtail, a heron, a pair of reed buntings, and, on the way home, my first long-tailed tits since moving back to the mainland.

Beautiful autumn colours

Beautiful autumn colours

Plus, of course, the usual stunning scenery and golden, auburn, yellow and red trees, grasses and bracken.

A plethora of ponies

A plethora of ponies

And, we discovered there’s an enormous herd of ponies – I presume Welsh ones – living up on the hillside. They looked lovely in the morning sunshine, though I was quite glad that most of them were over on another hillside from us, as they do tend to find Bert a bit
interesting.

Anyway, here’s a load more pics from the walk… Oh, and part of the walk followed Owain Glyndwr’s way, so if you ever do it – you can see our house from there!

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