Snow and ice being gone again, we used the fairly good weather for a long walk around a ruin of a castle called Pajštún, near the small town of Stupava north of Bratislava. It is popular with local climbers. I liked the gargoyles best. But we had actually ventured out to find some of the local wildlife. For quite a while, all we could admire were the trees and their roots.
The blueish bit on the left is a hidden scottish tourist.
Then the birds started putting in an appearance. Nuthatches were quite common. Also two kinds of tit, the great tit and, I’m almost certain with the ID, the marsh tit. Very audible, yet hard to spot was the great spotted woodpecker. Equally elusive were the eurasian collared doves we found in a tiny hamlet. The rooks, however, were guarded, but came a lot closer. We also spotted some deer, but they were too fast for me. Whereas this shoat isn’t running anywhere anymore.