Blustery day at Machrihanish.

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Blustery day at Machrihanish.

Postby jdcarra » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:29 pm

Gale force west to northwest winds at Machrihanish today. In between the heavy showers and when the sun came out I took these pics. The sea birds had a party as the big Atlantic swell bore down on the shoreline bringing them some form of feeding.


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Postby Annie » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:11 am

Great photos! Don't see Oystercatchers here. I miss them!
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Postby linda_j » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:50 am

Great pictures.... I love just sitting watching the waves ...
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Postby Annie » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:03 am

Yes, even on a cold and blustery day!
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Postby jdcarra » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:32 am

linda_j wrote:Great pictures.... I love just sitting watching the waves ...


So do I :) (done my time at sea being an ex fisherman).
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Postby Beachcomber » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:17 am

Annie wrote:Great photos! Don't see Oystercatchers here. I miss them!


Couple of Redshanks in there too.
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Postby jdcarra » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:53 am

Annie wrote:Great photos! Don't see Oystercatchers here. I miss them!


"Annie"

I do not have a good enough photo of my own, but this a one courtesy of Eddie McGuires wildlife collection. A CD is available, details on the Machrihanish Birds website and is well worth buying, the photo's are splendid.

It was amazing the different birds in such a small area, as mentioned Oystercatchers, Redshanks, Gulls, Dunhills and hiding amongst the seaweed a Rock Pipit.

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Postby Annie » Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:51 pm

Awe thanks JD! That made my whole day! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:55 am

I had a really nice pic of a couple of oyster catchers in Corpus Christi in action, scooping the water with their beaks in flight. Had never seen one before that.
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machrihanish village.

Postby Marion » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:11 pm

Jd

Great pictures of the wee village. Why does one leave one's native land ?
I wonder ,does the water tank up from" Wreck Cottage " still have water in it ?
Was water supply to original " Millbay Cottage ".

Re oystercatchers : they are known to nest on side of road here . Find them on the riverbeds in land.
Believe they do same in Scotland.

Cheers from down under .

P.S Hi to Pans Lass (and Mum .) Happy Jogging.
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Postby Pans Lass » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:06 am

Great photos jd of the Pans on a stormy day ...and it still looks picturesque. I love watching and listening to the sea on a stormy day but not running against it. :oops: :lol:

Thanks Marion, glad you enjoyed the pics...i am sure it brings back many memories of your childhood here. Mum says hello .
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great pictures JD

Postby Machrihanish » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:01 am

Excellent pictures, thanks for sharing them JD :)
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