Friday, 7 November 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Glynn River & Duck Pond

Following on from yesterday’s post where Jimmy and I had travelled by train from Bangor, Co. Down to a little village called Glynn in Co. Antrim  and found ourselves unexpectedly at John Blair's farm, well today the first shots are of the  river that we walked alongside when we looked for the resident Dipper and Kingfisher which we never found.






As we walked along this path we saw these Chaffinch as well as Robin and Dunnock.


Then if you followed yesterday’s post, you will remember that John, the farmer left us off at this small lake.  Please CLICK HERE if you wish to see around the farm and farm animals.


There were mainly Mallards and they male were all showing off to one another.


There was only 1 Teal and some Moorhen.




This was a new wheel and picnic area and we thought if we brought the bird group next spring this would be a good place to have our picnic.  We went across the road, over 2 ruby pitches so that we could see another bay and were not disappointed as we saw 16 Greenshank, Oystercatchers, Curlews and Redshank.



We headed through the tiny village and I caught Jimmy’s reflection in this window  above and then we saw this little scene  below in another window.


We headed for the station platform where, while waiting for the train, we saw 20 Great Crested Grebe, Eider and Shelduck and other Waders.  However I got very excited because I spied 10 Snipe.  We boarded the train and as the train travels down the coast we saw 12 Little Egrets all together and many more waders and Herons.  All in all we counted 36 bird species seen that day.

I have a very short video so CLICK HERE to see it if you cannot see it below.



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33 comments:

  1. Looks a very nice place to visit Margaret. Love the shots of the river; shame you 'dipped' on the Dipper.

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  2. Such a gorgeous and peaceful place to walk, and a place also that is obviously filled with the beauty of nature. Yes it is such a blessing to have our families. I see folks every day with no one in their lives, and it fills me with gratitude for all that I have. Aren't we blessed

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  3. What a charming place. Wishing you a nice weekend.

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  4. I would certainly enjoy coming on a walk with your group especially along the riverside. It still looks very green despite the fact we are now in November.

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  5. It looks a grand place to roam a bit damp but better too wet than too dry.

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  6. The photos of the pond looked so peaceful I was taken a back a bit by the noise that accompanies your video, silly me! Do the Dipper and Kingfisher go south I wonder?

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  7. No the Dipper and Kingfisher should be there. They stay with us but I think the type must have been sheltering from the rain. Thanks for comment and have a good weekend.

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  8. The stream certainly looks right for Kingfisher and Dipper but two species which can play hide and seek as I know. Never mind Margaret you found a good number of birds and I would be well pleased with 16 Greenshank and such a lovely walk.

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  9. Interesting place. I enjoy the video of the ducks, it's like a water ballet or synchronized swimming. :)

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  10. I like that picture of the ducks with the cows in the background. Very serene.
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  11. Isn't that the way things happen. The birds you expected to see are "no shows." A wonderful series with such a wide variety of subjects. Well done.

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  12. I would love to have walked with you along the stream.

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  13. Trees and water (moving or still) are SUCH a benison for the soul. Thankyou.

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  14. Superb showing of the lake, the picnic place and the birds, thanks Margaret.

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  15. Margaret you have a great variety of birds and photos. It must be a wonderful place for birding.. I love hearing the ducks on the video. Great post.. Have a happy weekend!

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  16. I love the planted wheel!!! What a joy, so many of these pictures look like the creek behind our house when I was a girl. I was not supposed to go there, but of course I DID! Rocks and turtles and all manner of wondrous things! NO Chaffinch around here, darn the luck.

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  17. All the serie is terrific, but I'm really in love with the first one. I can almost har the water from here... ^^

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  18. Oh such beautiful scenes in this post.

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  19. How is it that everything is still green where you are. Here if you see green it is because it is an evergreen ... the rest are all leafless or at least turning colors. These are lovely pictures, Margaret. I especially like the Teal butt ... have never seen one from that angle and didn't realize they were so colorful :) You seem to be blessed with a lot of wildlife. I would have to travel far to see so many different specieis in a single day. Good for you ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  20. It was a wonderful adventure even before you saw all the birds ?. But they put the crowning touch to your outing! Your birding group will love it. I wish I could find a group like that. :)))

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  21. A lovely picturesque little river Margaret.

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  22. Beautiful setting by the stream.

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  23. the stream is so pretty, nice reflections there and on the beautiful pond.

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  24. Gorgeous pictures ! The little river looks so romantic !

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  25. Nice post. As soon as I saw the river I thought Dippers! And I was right, well sort of!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. I like it, That looks like the river Cuenrpo de Hombre de Béjar, Margaret ;))

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  27. Lovely places for a walk, to observe nature and so beautiful mix of colors in autumn!! A delight for soul, indeed! A great weekend for you!

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  28. I love the views of the river. What a gorgeous place.

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