Saturday, 22 October 2016

SATURDAY CRITTERS

I had my bird group out on Monday and although we had a fun time, there were not many birds about on the two location we visited which were near Helne’s Tower and a little park at Crawfordsburn Village.  Danny, one of my bird group sent me these shots so I thought I would share them with you.  I will show you my shots next Tuesday and Wednesday.



There were only two cygnets and a passing man stopped to tell us there had been three however one of them disappeared when quite young.  You can see these ones are already moulting their feather from brown to white.  The last shot is a Moorhen.




I am linking this post SATURDAY CRITTERS.

Many thanks to Danny for sharing these shots and also for your visit today.

Many thanks for all the comments you leave on this post.

29 comments:

  1. These are really beautiful! Have a good weekend!

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  2. Très belle série ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  3. Fantastic shots of water birds.

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  4. Lovely shots of juvenile Mute Swans.

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  5. I like that second photo Margaret. The youngster is in a very interesting stage of growing new feathers. One for students of moult.

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  6. Hello, Margaret your friend's photos are beautiful. Love the swans and the moorhen! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, have a happy weekend!

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  7. Dearest Margaret; Here in this post from your friend's pictures,I learned the word 'cygnet' :-) Lovely swans and I WISH I could see moorhen; it sure is a quite unique birdie♫♫♫

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Northern Ireland, xoxo Miyako*

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  8. Dearest Margaret; Here in this post from your friend's pictures,I learned the word 'cygnet' :-) Lovely swans and I WISH I could see moorhen; it sure is a quite unique birdie♫♫♫

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Northern Ireland, xoxo Miyako*

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  9. Beautiful swans!
    And the Moorhen - very interesting bird
    Have a great week-end!

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  10. so beautiful! thank you to danny!

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  11. Beautiful swan pics today. Thanks for sharing. I have never seen a moorhen.

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  12. Hi Margaret, as always your birds [Danny's] are incredible. Have a great weekend. Jo

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  13. That second shot has such beautiful details of the feathers. Gorgeous!

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  14. Swans are such beautiful birds. Too bad one of the cygnets didn't make it, but nature is sometimes cruel.

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  15. I have never seen cygnets this old. Their moulting makes a gorgeous feather pattern!!!

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  16. Love your photos and look at them a little sadly as I was supposed to be in your part of the world this weekend,staying in Ballycastle. Had to be cancelled at the last minute due to unexpected ill health of companion's mother. Maybe one day I'll get to see The Giant's Causeway .

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  17. What splendid camera work. Please, pass along our thanks to Danny for sharing.

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  18. Hello Margaret!
    They are sweet and cute.
    Happy weekend:)
    Lucja

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  19. they are so elegant margaret, i enjoy seeing the black ones, we don't get them here!!!

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  20. So cool to see the molting from brown to white. I'd never seen that before and you took some great shots :o) Thanks!

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  21. Interesting patch work when they're moulting!

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  22. It is interesting to see how the white feathers are coming in.

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  23. Such beautiful swans these are. Aren't they the most graceful of birds??

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  24. They're gorgeous birds. Always a joy to see them.

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