Sunday, 3 November 2013

Walk around Ballymacormick Point

The coastal path extends from Holywood to Orlock point, a distance of 15 miles.  Today, I am taking you on a walk with Eileen and myself around the part know as Ballymacormick point ending in the village of Groomsport.  It was a sunny day but very windy.  These are the birds and some scenery we saw and at the end of the post there is a short video.




 I am always amazed at how birds can be so camoplagged in their surrounding and in this photograph above I am sure you can see the Hooded Crow on top of the rock but can you see the one on the ground?


These are 3 Hooded Crows that you are able to see better.  
By the way the one on the ground is roughly in the middle of the photo.


 It wasn't long before we spotted a pair of Stonechats that mostly like perching on top of a small twig and it was difficult to get a good shot because of the wind moving the twigs about.







Curlew




There were a good number of Common Eiders around and it was lovely to see them displaying and listening to them talking to one another.  Look at yesterdays post if you wish to know more about these beautiful birds with photographs and video.





Oystercatcher feeding on seaweed.


Redshank



 A few views we saw along this walk.  We saw Cormorants flying by and you will see them in the video.  there heard some small birds in the gorse but coulld not see them.  There were also the usual Gulls and a Gannet out at sea.




 More lovely Stonechats.  Eileen could not get over seeing so many of them.





You can access the video at
 
 
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I hope you enjoyed this post today and I thank you for visiting.  I have had terrible trouble with computer problems today and I have not been able to leave comments on your posts however I did enjoy them.  I may or may not be able to post tomorrow.  Here's hoping.

26 comments:

  1. beautiful, rough shores. i love the sweet stonechats!

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  2. HI Tex Glad you enoyed the rough shores and Stonechats.

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  3. Hi Margaret!
    Further, beautiful images.
    Ustrzeliłaś camera very nice birds.
    I also had a problem with the computer.
    This may have some trouble on Blogger?
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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    1. Hi Lucja. Glad you liked this post. I am having to reply on ipad! Thanks for comment.

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  4. Bonjour,
    Je découvre ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ton travail. Des aventures et de très belles photos d'une beauté incroyable !
    Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
    Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs, merci beaucoup et bonne soirée! Cath

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    1. Bonjour Cath Merci de visiter mon blog et je suis heureux que ça vous a plu. J'ai regardé votre blog et pourtant j'ai rejoint Je suis plus intéressé par la nature que les bâtiments. Un grand merci pour vos commentaires.

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  5. I love the curlew, he is a nice surprise. And I found the other crow in the first picture!!! It was not easy! That is funny, crows are so big and loud I thought they could never hide! Your pictures seem to be way out in the middle of nowhere, yet what a surprise to see the houses and buildings in a picture!!!

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    1. HI Ginny Well done finding the Hooded Crow. Those houses are looking back and across a Bay, that is how you saw them but they are far a way. Glad you liked the post and thanks for your comments.

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  6. You have captured some wonderful birds Margaret... I love the Eiders.

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    1. HI Andrew I am glad you enjoyed this post. Yesterday's post was totally on the Eider so perhaps you might like to see that. Thanks for your comments.

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  7. Bird camoflague fascinates me. Some of the most vivid coloured birds can disappear when they put their heads down.
    A great walk you took us on - thank you.

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  8. loving the stonechats especially Margaret. Because you mentioned the wind I'm imagining myself standing there ...'cold' :). Now if you had been here yesterday that wind would've been 'hot'.

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  9. Thanks for the lovely walk. It was truly enjoyable tagging along with you.

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  10. Looks like a lovely area to walk around! Great to see the Eiders again and that Stonechat looks like a cheeky little chap!

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  11. Hooked Crows??? I am assuming you mean Hooded Crows.

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    1. HI David Of course you are right. HOODED! I didn't have time today to look over my posst as my computer was up the left!!!!! I amhoping it is going to behave now!. Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed the posst adn thanks for letting me know.

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  12. Enjoyed all the birds....and I wouldn't have seen the crow if you hadn't mentioned it. Birds can be great hiders...in plain sight! Lovely scenery. Makes me want to get out and find some birds to photograph.

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  13. This is a beautiful shore line, and your photos are wonderful, as usual. I did see both Hooded Crows in your second photo before I read your hint.

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  14. Beautiful pictures. The Eiders have a beautiful plumage.

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  15. The stonechat shots are beautiful. Love the coastal views, too.

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  16. It took a little bit to find the Hooded Crow. It blended in perfectly.
    Those little Stonechats are sweet looking little birds. You got many lovely shots of them.
    I love that rocky shoreline. Beautiful views.!

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  17. Beautiful photos, Margaret!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  18. these are gorgeous shots, I know I said I'd not say this again but just cannot help myself ;-)...enjoyed the video and those little stonechats are lovely!!!

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  19. So many birds that I would LOVE to see! I don't think the stonechat resides here, but I'd love to see an oystercatcher and a hooded crow (didn't even know about that one). It is amazing how most of these birds blend so well into their surroundings. Great set!

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  20. Lovely photos and scenery - what a great place to go birding :) Love the stonechats and curlew :)

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