Saturday, 17 February 2018

SATURDAY CRITTERS

On one of my walk recently I saw this beautifully marked cat in Bangor.
I am linking with SATURDAY CRITTERS.





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Friday, 16 February 2018

THE WEEKEND ROUNDUP and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

It is time again for The Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections memes and today's letter is G, Favourite and Green. For today’s walk we are in Newtownards, a town 5 miles away from me and we are walking round Kiltonga Nature Reserve.


I am walking round with my friend Sue and as I stepped out of the car, I immediately saw this GROUP of Black headed GULLS with withered GRASSES behind them.  Then up comes a GREYLAG GOOSE who seemed to be practising his GOOSE - step



Here comes Sue with her new GROOVY shoes walking on the GROUND next to the GREEN GRASS and this Robin below looks like he has GOT a firm GRIP on that branch.



When we started our walk the weather was lovely and above is just a image of part of the lake we were walking round with some Tufted ducks.   Suddenly there were very dark clouds and this is when I photographed the next 3 images and framed them.  The first one I added a bit of soft to it but I thought the dark sky and the light on the trees were fabulous and these are my FAVOURITES this week (yes 3 I cannot choose!)





We knew it was GOING to rain but not before we saw this Little GREBE, Coot,  GRACEFUL Mute Swan, male and female GALDWALL and two Herons looking like two GRUMPY old men!








We passed this beautiful little area that they have set aside as a
GARDEN of REFLECTION.


We just made it back to the car before the raining came 
and this car GAVE us a GOOFY GRIN.


As I was passing Ward Park coming home, I photographed the GORGEOUS
 GREEN GRASS of the bowling GREENS surrounded by the GREEN railings.

Thank you for coming on this walk with me and I am glad we did not get wet.  
So where will we go next week I wonder.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

GOOD FENCES

On one of my walk last week I visited Balloo Wetlands in Bangor.
 I saw this Heron on top of this fence.
I am linking with GOOD FENCES.




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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Balloo Wetland

On one of my walk last week I visited Balloo Wetlands in Bangor.  
I saw this Heron, male and female Mallard and Moorhen.






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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

On one of my walk last week down at our Bangor Marina I saw this Black Guillemot had practically got all its summer plumage already.
I am linking with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.









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Monday, 12 February 2018

THROUGH MY LENS - GIANT'S RING - EXTRA

  The Giant's Ring dates from the Neolithic period and was built around 2700BC, so it predates the Egyptian pyramids.  i thought i would share this interesting site with you. I am linking this post with Through My Lens.


It can be found near the Shaw's Bridge crossing of the River Lagan in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a point which has been used as a crossing of the river since at least the Stone Age.  The original purpose of the monument was most likely as a meeting place or as a memorial to the dead.

The site is a State Care Historic Monument and has ASAI (Area of Significant Archaeological Interest) status.

Danny, one of my bird class took photograph some years ago and we thank him for letting me share it with others.  More informmation can be found HERE.

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

SUNDAY THOUGHT

 Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” 



Photographed at Bangor Marina 
6 February 2018

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Have a blesssed Sunday

Saturday, 10 February 2018

SATURDAY CRITTERS

I found I had to ask for some advise on identifying this bird but finally we decided it was a 1st year Guillemot going into summer plumage.  It was photographed in the Belfast docks area my Danny, one of my bird group.
I am linking with Saturday Critters.


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Friday, 9 February 2018

The Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections

Time to link in again to The Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections and this week the letter is F, favourite (you chose) and Flowers.  So are you ready for our Friday walk?.  What shall we find to photograph this week I wonder!
We start with those beautiful Hellebore FLOWERS that were in a friend's porch. 


OOPS, we have to more over to the other side of the FOOTPATH.  
Mind you step. 


In Ward Park I came across this blue FLAG.  Not to sure why it is there.


There are two Mallard doing synchronised FEEDING showing you their curly tail FEATHERS and FEET and below are FERAL Pigeons, FLAPPING and FLYING in for FOOD that someone throw on the ground.



Now we are going to walk out of the park and round to the High Street where I saw this pretty FELINE sitting on a wall next to a wooden FENCE.



As I pass the old CO-OP, the FRONT of the building gives me a REFLECTION  of the tops of houses and a street light.


Well this pub certainly could not to be missed with its pink FAƇADE and FLAGS and on closer inspection there is FOLK music every Tuesday in the oldest pub in Bangor dating fdate to 1780.




FURTHER down the High Street I FIND another old FIRM established in 1890 of FISHMONGER’S in the Cenral FISH Hall.


I have shown you the McKee Clock before 
but this photo shows two of its FOUR FACES.  



WOW! I did not expect to she this Hebe FLOWER blooming in January


Back through Ward Park again and homeward bound but not before we watch the FLOW of the river and below a close up of it where the bubbles look like they are all FROTHY and FOAMING up.


FINALLY as we leave the park, we look back to see the beautiful REFLECTION in one of the ponds and in the background you might just make out, the FALLEN leaves on the grass.


I hope you found our walk interesting today so until next Friday, well I wonder where that will take us?

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