Fine weather returned after Friday's wind and rain, allowing me to explore the mountains on the north side of Snowdonia, walking up past spectacular Aber Falls, then following the stream up through a broad valley to the Carneddau ridge. By afternoon the wind dropped and cloud dispersed, offering great views of Anglesey and mountains of Snowdonia.
|view towards Anglesey including Puffin Island|
|Snowdonia mountain range|
Birds of prey were frequently overhead, mostly buzzards but also a family group of kestrels, sparrowhawk and red kite. Beside the stream tiny grey wagtail chicks looked rather vulnerable out in the open - they must have left the nest this morning, virtually no tail feathers yet grown!
Bog asphodel is just coming into bloom, one of my favourite flowers. Parsley ferns added a dash of lime green to the rocky slopes and slate scree, with just a few delicate and beautiful starry saxifrage plants tucked in amongst them.