Friday, 13 June 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Tory Island Day 1 Part 2

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post only today there will be more reflection shots as I am linking this post with James’ meme, WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.  I will be showing you more magnificent coastline and some of the birds I was able to photograph.  As you can see it had been raining heavily the night before so it was very wet under foot and  this is the harbour where I left to go to Tory Island.











This is Chris, an experience birder and extremely well thought of on Tory Island as he make numerous visits there.  I met him just before going on the ferry and we walked round the island together and he was able to show me place to look for certain birds.  




I was delighted to see this Iceland Gull.


Oystercatcher


The Iceland Gull was with 2 Common Gulls and a Oystercatcher


Ringed Plover


We stopped for lunch at this lake and saw both Whooper and Mute Swans, numerous Gull, Mallard and Tufted ducks, a Peregrine flew overhead, a number of wader, a few Sandwich Terns and of course the Martins and Swallows were swooping down to take insects.


Common Gull


Turnstone


On the video at the end, you will see the number of waders, gulls and other birds on the seaweed.


Turnstone


I liked this reflection above and there was a small reflection in the puddle below also.  (Info on Lighthouse on yesterday's post)


Tomorrow you will see some more of the Lighthouse on a video.



Whimbrel



Eider


Dunlin


Rock Pipit


I hope you enjoyed joining me as we explore Tory Island.  Tomorrow,, we will start Day 2 and see what treasures we can discover.

Thank you for visiting.


Many thanks for comments on any of my posts.

29 comments:

  1. Today I love your beautiful pictures of the wild cliffs and the boats best! Also that tiny building with the reflection in the puddle, that is wonderful! Oh my, that Turnstone looks like a mad bird.

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    1. Hi Ginny Glad you like the cliffs on Tory. keep tuned and you will see even bigger ones. Thanks for comment. Have a good weekend.

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  2. The landscapes in your images are always fascinating to me. No wonder you capture so many beautiful birds. The shores are absolutely beautiful and I would really like to take a stroll down it myself.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. HI Mersad Yes I think you would have a ball with your camera here. Keep watching the posts for the next few days and you will see more magnifcent landscape shots. thanks for comment. Have a good weekend.

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  3. several new birds here for me today, looks like another amazing spot..Chris has impressive equipment!

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    1. Hi Lynn Yes, it is am amazing place and I would like to go back in the autumn although there is no accommodation then so it might have to be only for the day. Glad you are seeing new birds. Keep looking in over the next few days as there is more wonderful scenery ahead. I amoff again to the Copeland Island for the weekend so out of internet access!!! Have a good weekend.

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  4. It's a very beautiful islans and the cliffs are spectacular, but I'm not sure I'd want to live there during winter. Have a wonderful weekend, Margaret!

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    1. Hi Gunilla I am glad you like Tory and neither could I like to live there in the winter time. He would be very harsh and often they are cut off when the ferry cannot make the journey although then there is a helicopter comes over once a fortnight. thanks for comment. Have a good weekend.

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  5. A very nice and varied blog, with reflections, boats, birds and beautiful cliffs on the water. Beautiful stone runners on the stones at her water and waterfowl along the coastline.
    Greetings, Helma

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    1. Hi Helma I am delighted you liked the variety in this post. Many thanks for visiting and thanks for your comment. Have a great weekend.

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  6. a nice bunch of birds. i liked the boat reflection, too.

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    1. Thanks Tex. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. I didn't see the wrecked boat but did notice the Dunlin Reflected.

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    1. Hi Adrian Sorry, because I am going away today, I have been doing a few posts together and putting them in draft so the wrecked boat is in TOMORROW's Slide show. Anyway, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Hope you and the dogs have a good weekend.

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  8. Wow! Beautiful place to visit! Thanks for sharing your photos on your blog.

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    1. Hi Anne Glad you liked the post and thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. I enjoyed the reflections you captured as much as I enjoyed the birds you showed. Day One on Tory Island was definitely a success.

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    1. Hi George Glad you enjoyed this post and thanks for comment. i am off now to the Copland Island.

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  10. I really enjoyed this tour of Troy Island. Thanks!

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    1. Hi James there is much more to come about Tory however glad what you saw today and thanks for comment.

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  11. A beautiful post, great reflections!
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  12. You captured lots of reflections but I do like the boat one at the beginning. Great tour of the island.

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  13. Magnificent from start to finish. Or from wow - to wow again.

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  14. truly beautiful scenery and images.

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  15. An amazing tour! Birds, reflections, magnificent scenery, and a lighthouse. Wow!

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  16. Gorgeous shots and what a great island this is. looks as if it would be a great place for a writer to go and write a book. Your bird shots are lovely, and what a great lens that Chris has! Looks very heavy

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  17. Lovely, Margaret! I enjoyed the birds as well as your wonderful reflections! So fun to travel with you!

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  18. Hi Margaret!
    Beautiful pictures and a story. I am delighted with beautiful cliffs.
    Have a great week.
    Greetings.

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  19. Wow! I was delighted with every photo. This is in Iceland, right? Beautiful place! As I was scrolling through I had a sudden urge to go on a boat trip in Newfoundland! :-) The joy of the sea fills me right now as I sit inside away from the 100+ Tucson temps--in the middle of a lot of sandy vistas! Great photos!

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