Monday, 23 March 2015

Guinea Fowl in Ward Park, Bangor, Northern Ireland

 Ward Park is 2 minutes’ walk away from my house and I often walk through it to get to the town centre.  The Guinea Fowl freely roam around the park and there are 9 of them although last year I think there were 11!   I count them every time I walk in the park.  They have been Guinea Fowl and Peacocks since I was a child in this park.









 

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28 comments:

  1. I do like to think of those gorgeous birds wandering free.

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  2. These along with Muscovy ducks are my favourite domestic fowl.

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  3. Oh wow that's amazing that these Guinea Fowl are just in your local park and also Peacocks! I think I have only seen Peacocks in the zoo x

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  4. Good to see they have taken priority over the peacocks for once.

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  5. The bird in the second image, it's plumage reminds me of sorts of a Barn Owl. Is there history/reason how these ended up in the park?

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    1. when I Mum was a girl. this was part of a big estate. the House is still there and is out Town Hall. My grand father had cows and a milk business and she used to take the milk 'up to the big house' every day. The family always had Guinea Fowl and Peacocks. There are actually 2 parks, one is called ward Park and the other is called Castle Park and nowadays a road separates them but all the land is open to the public.

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  6. You got some great pictures of these beautiful birds.

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  7. That last fowl seems to know you. :) What a nice walk.

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  8. Beautiful photos of the Guinea fowl, Margaret.
    I see no video at all.
    Have a good new week.

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    1. Hi Irma You know, you were the only person to see that I had NOT got the video on my post. I am on holidays and it is not as easy to remember and have time for all these things but it is on now. VERY MANY THANKS FOR ALERTING ME.

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  9. such unique and odd birds. :)

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  10. That's a very sore looking head the white one is sporting!

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  11. Hmmm. Not the handsomest of fowl...but they sure are interesting! ;)

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  12. Well I never! White guinea fowl! Now I've seen everything. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Boy, those guinea fowl have ugly faces! You got some great photos of them.

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  14. I have never seen any like this. The feathers are beautiful, but I can't say the same for the face. Do they make a noise? Wonderful pictures of birds not anywhere here!

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  15. These are the most interesting looking birds.

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  16. Love seeing them up close in your images. The details in their markings is lovely.

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  17. Their wattles are comical. They certainly are tame.Nice to have a place like this so conveniently located.

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  18. Good Mornin' Margaret! What a beautiful day, although here in Florida it's raining - but even that has its own beauty.

    My Grandmother always kept Guinea Fowl as they made excellent watch "dogs", alerting her to predators or anyone coming onto the property.

    Lovely post and I really enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing!

    (FYI: Your video worked just fine for me.)

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  19. Hi Margaret. Those birds are are sort of weird looking but highly entertaining I can imagine. I see them both in bird collections on farms around here occasionally.

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  20. Great shots! There are guinea hens at our cabin and love watching them!

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  21. Cute little things! I enjoyed the video. I like those little squeaky noises they make!

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  22. i see these goofy guys all the time!!! they are quite entertaining!!!!!

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