The birdie place.

Okay so I thought I’d go up to Portmore Lough in County Antrim. It is a RSPB reserve. ( RSPB ) Spent time in the hide on the lough shore, talking to some of the people who help in the running and up keep of the reserve. Below are a few of the photographs.

 

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Frist up is a Great Tit ( Parus major ) at one of the feeding stations , these are right beside the walkways and a great place to see and photograph birds up close.

 

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Whooper Swans (Cygnus columbianus) in flight, There where around 60 – 100 of these swans on the lough but all at the far side well out of camera range. Most of these birds migrant here from there breeding grounds in Russia.

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I salute you, a male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) on a floating platoon grooming.

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The Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) in its duller winter Plumage. Sometimes a hard bird to follow has it dives for fish and resurfaces else where.

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House sparrow (Passer domesticus) These little birds are a gardener’s friend has they feed on unwelcome insects. Also one of the most successful birds has it is found in nearly every country in the world.

So will leave you with this little fellow.Who just had to be the first in the queue.

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The Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Thank you for visiting .

George.

 

Winged Joy

Some Photo’s  I took this morning while there was a brief sunny period, I love wildlife and when I have time I watch and photograph it.

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Even half an hour in the garden can product a few shots. I find it very calming and relaxing to spend time around any animals. A couple of bird feeders and you have no end of photographic subjects, birds of all sizes and shape visit the garden.

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I have found I can stand still and after a short time they ignore me, providing I don’t move suddenly. With seed falling to the ground and me scattering a little around, it’s also a chance for some ground shots.

So if you enjoy birds or other small animals, set up the right conditions and food and with a little time enjoy your own private viewing.

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But it’s who is watching who. Thank you for viewing.

64/365 Shutter release challenge

Busy day today so was glad I shot some garden birds early this morning. So today’s shot is another bird, though I don’t mind as I love wildlife.

Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

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They love this food made from fat, seeds and nuts. High energy food.

Thank you for viewing.