Thursday, 31 July 2014

GOOD FENCES - Bird Group at Dundrum Bay & Castlewellan

Today I am showing you fences I saw when I was out with my North Down and Ards U3A bird group around Dundrum Bay, County Down, Northern Ireland.  We saw quite a number of waders in this area and then made out way to Castlewellan to see if we could see the Red Kites.






Some of the members of my class with the back drop of the Mountains of Mournes.









We scarred the skies around this area and saw a Buzzard and we thought we saw 2 Red kites in the very far distance but we could not be deffinate.  We were just about to leave when out of the blue a Red Kite fly right in front of us and all of us had very good views of it.  I only managed 1 shot.




You can access the video at

http://youtu.be/FeoSD_veS7I

If there is a black space below, click it and the video will appear.



I hope you enjoyed coming along with us.  Tomorrow I will show you reflections I found in this area.

I am linking this post with Tex's meme GOOD FENCES.

Thank you for visiting today.

Many thanks for leaving comments on any of my posts.

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful country, stunning fences and, as usual, I can't get over how green it is.

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    1. HI EC Well it does rain from time to time so we have over 40 shades of green here! Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Gorgeous views and scenic photos, Margaret. I love the pretty horses and the Red Kite is awesome! Have a happy day!

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  3. A beautiful area with a little bit of everything to photograph :)

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  4. Gorgeous photos and loved the video.

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  5. Beautiful horses, and such unusual fences!

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  6. I love your posts, photos are beautiful!

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  7. Pretty!!!!! Now tell me, would you mind if an American [hint: me!!] would move into your Irish territory? What a gorgeous land. And your fence photos are so good!!! ===love the stone bridge.

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    1. HI Anni Have you never been here at all!! Oh you have to come even it is only for a visit. You wold love it. I am just about to go to Malawi so I am looking forward to that. My daughter and grand children are there for 2 years. thanks for your comment.

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  8. Great fences...and I'm so glad you saw the bird you were looking for.

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  9. such a pretty area! love the horses and especially that cement/stone fence!

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  10. Gorgeous countryside there. I love seeing those mountains. Beautiful horses also. You have visited so many beautiful places. It's no wonder that so many birds live there!!!!

    Have a great day.. I posted a "Rain or Sun" blog today.. Interesting scenic drive!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. HI Betsy Glad you enjoyed the countryside and I did see your post today and loved it.

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  11. Your birding trips certainly take you to some beautiful areas. I'm glad you got that one photo of the kite.

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  12. The horses are so beautiful! Loved all the fences, gates, stone walls and bridges - such lovely landscape scenery as well!

    Thank you for (virtually) taking us along with your birding group. Glad you were able to get at least one snap of the Red Kite! :-)

    Lindy

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  13. These sturdy looking horses are impressive. A fine, varied post. The water flow under that bridge looks very swift.

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  14. I like that black and white horse. Thank you for visiting my Abe Lincoln fence.

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  15. Oh my such beautiful horses and all the landscapes and country side are heavenly! Nice working fences strong and durable my favorite the high stone walling!

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  16. Beautiful images. I love those blue skies dotted with puffy clouds.

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  17. I always enjoy the wonderful tours that you give us!

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  18. Beautiful critters. And that picture of the farmhouses and fields is stunning.
    ~

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  19. Truly beautiful scenery Margaret.

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  20. What gorgeous countryside you have to explore!

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  21. A beautiful collection of photos, Margaret! The horses are handsome and the magnificent sky as a backdrop is amazing.

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  22. great place to be by the photos ...well done.

    peter

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  23. The first horses are beautiful, they look like worker horses. Even a bit like Clydesdales.

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  24. Nice stone fences. Beautiful horses and scenery. Enjoyed the video!

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  25. Wow! Congratulations to you for managing to get that one photo of the Red Kite! I, too, loved those wonderful shots of the horses and fences and beautiful scenery. An absolutely beautiful post!

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  26. Wow! Lovely horses with great fence and gorgeous scenery♡♡♡ I LOVED to see the kite p;)
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs to from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  27. Those Slieve Croob vista's are so gorgeous and the ponies are very handsome.

    wonderful images.

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  28. How beautiful your scenery is! Great photos!

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  29. Beautiful horses! The mountains are gorgeous.

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  30. Those landscapes are so lovely, so well tended. Beautiful shots!

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  31. Beautiful countryside, horses and fences. Love the stone bridge. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

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  32. The horses are so cute.
    The scenery is breathtaking, Margaret.
    So nice of you to share your joy with all of us.
    Peace :)

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  33. Again, lovely from start to finish. Nice looking class.

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  34. As usual your photos are splendid, showing your beautiful green countryside and the horses. I love horses and would have one if our terrain was suitable, but it's not flat enough. Great post!

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  35. WoW what gorgeous horses!! Beautiful and a few very unique fences!!

    It must be wonderful to be part of a photography group!!

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  36. Wonderful post, Margaret. I love seeing the countryside. Thanks for stopping by my recent post.

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  37. Lots of good fences in your shots.

    Thanks for stopping to see mine.

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