Saturday, 16 April 2016

SATURDAY CRITTERS at Mount Stewart Gardens

These are some more birds I photographed recently as I walked round the grounds of the National Trust property at Mount Stewart Gardens near Newtownards.  The water and small birds were all quite a distance away so I was not able to get very good images of them. The Robin was the only 'poser'!


 The birds in order are Robin, Gadwall, Coot, Tufted Ducks, Little Grebe, Chaffinch,Blue Tit, Treecreeper and Pheasant. 










I actually had good views of the Treecreeper when it climbed 2 trees   however every time I tried to take a photograph, it creep round to the other side of the tree, thence these terrible shots!!!! (for my records only)



I hope you enjoyed the birds I photographed.

I am linking with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all who leave comments.

34 comments:

  1. lovely robin, tufted duck, and a pheasant, too!

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  2. Tree Creepers do that here...Naughty little birds.

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  3. I most definitely did enjoy them. Thank you.

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  4. Margaret, your photos of the robin are super! I enjoyed each shot! Have a lovely weekend!

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  5. Fabulous shot of the blue tit! (No 9)

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  6. Tus imágenes son bellísimas... Muy buenos trabajos

    Saludos

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  7. Hello, Margaret! Lovely shots of all the birds. The Tufted Duck and Robin are some of my favorites. I have had the same problem with our Creepers. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  8. Wonderful birds, love the robin.

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  9. All my shoits are record shots! The blue tit in the hole in the tree is lovely.

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  10. I like the beautiful colours of the Robin.

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  11. Hi Margaret ~~ You have a wonderful picture of the robin. It is a kind I haven't seen before. The treecreeper is camera shy but you have given his nature. I loved the one where he/she is hiding in the hollowed out former branch site. The pheasant is pretty ands LARGE!!
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  12. Beautiful critters photos. Lovely robin and pheasant. Have a good weekend!

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  13. All are lovely images. I like the bird in the knot of the tree. Very clever. I find that a lot of birds when they see me and my camera they go around to the other side of whatever they are on. Smarties!
    MB

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  14. Lovely selection of feathered friends, Margaret!
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  15. Magnificent shots you have took, I love them all.

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  16. Hello Margaret, beautiful captures. I love your robin; it is quite a striking bird. Thanks for sharing. Blessings Jo

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  17. Yes, I enjoyed them very much! The birds are lovely and the backgrounds are just incredible, very gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend too.

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  18. I always enjoy seeing your robins - they are such sweet little things compared to our big guys here in Canada.

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  19. your Robin is so interesting, quite different from ours.

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  20. Very good shots. Some birds seem to always move at the wrong time.

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  21. Those are great! What a wonderful assortment of birds.

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  22. Beautiful images of the birds. Perfect shots.

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  23. Thank you for your comment on my post that I linked to Saturday Critters. In your post I love your Robin and pheasant pictures. Your Robin is so much different than the American Robin.

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  24. Wonderful birds! I love the robin and the blue tit. Cute little birds.

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  25. your images of the robin are amazing. so close, so much detail. it is an adorable bird!!! i had a pheasant in my back yard, two winters in a row and then i never saw him again.....it was exciting!!!!

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  26. I love the one in the knot of that tree! You really have to be paying attention to spot him. Of course the first one has amazing colors too! Happy weekend!

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  27. They are all so pretty! I don't think I've ever seen a pheasant before and that robin looks quite different from the ones I am used to.

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  28. Wonderful photos of birds. I like

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  29. Those Treecreepers are never easy Margaret. Mostly luck involved in getting a shot.
    Lovely Little Grebe image, I can never get them very well.

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  30. Pretty little bird (creeper?) at the top and the pheasant is magnificent in all his glory! All pretty birds ...and great photos as always!

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  31. The Robin certainly made up for not being able to get close to many of the other birds Margaret. Robins are such accomodating creatures once they get used to people being around them. Great portraits.

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  32. I have not seen the Robin yet. I hope they will arrive soon.

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