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Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:11 am
by jdcarra
Kilkerran road by Campbeltown Lochs resident Herons. Most times I visit the town I take a wee run down Kilkerran as far as the nato jetty to catch a glimpes of these stature birds going about there business of catching small fish and eels along the shoreline. The poses and shapes they get into when about to strike is amazing. No joy yesterday on catching something as it was to busy watching me.

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Gauldron's Goats

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:03 am
by jdcarra
Two resident or visiting goats at the Gauldrons last week. "Machrihanish" or anyone else know were they came from?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:49 pm
by Machrihanish
probably originally from one of the farms on the estate JD, might be a reference in one of my old books somewhere. They have been there as long as I can remember and old folks say they have been there a long time too.
I'll have a look and let you know.
Great pictures as always :)

Kintyre Wildlife

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:04 pm
by Ship called Dignity
Thought I would create a new thread dedicated to wildlife in Kintyre.

If anyone wants to send photos I'll try and post these time permitting. Otherwise look forward to seeing your photos on here. 8)

Here's a couple to start with

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Re: Kintyre Wildlife

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:15 pm
by jdcarra
Ship called Dignity wrote:Thought I would create a new thread dedicated to wildlife in Kintyre.


I thought I had started this some time ago SCD :wink: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5527

Re: Kintyre Wildlife

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:30 pm
by Ship called Dignity
jdcarra wrote:
Ship called Dignity wrote:Thought I would create a new thread dedicated to wildlife in Kintyre.


I thought I had started this some time ago SCD :wink: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5527


Aye but yours was Birds AND Wildlife so was a bit wary about entering that thread incase it was some cult thing that goes on up in the Dale! ;-) Cheers JD, now merged. 8)

Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:56 pm
by Crowth
Here's some I took last February at Keil

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Must have a look through my hard drive and see what else I've got lurking.

Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:22 pm
by petewick
Think they were released from either Killypole or Mingary when they were abandoned.

Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:44 pm
by What?
Some great shots, wildlife photography is my favourite kind (at the moment). This is a buzzard I shot (only with my camera :lol: ) around Kilkenzie

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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:58 pm
by Crowth
As common as buzzards are these days, I still love seeing 'em. Lovely pic :)

Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:39 pm
by Lossit Lass
What? wrote:This is a buzzard I shot (only with my camera :lol: ) around Kilkenzie


looks like a hawk?? or maybe you just have prettier buzzards around your parts then we do. anyway, great catch!

Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:47 pm
by What?
Thanks Crowth :)

Lossit Lass wrote:looks like a hawk?? or maybe you just have prettier buzzards around your parts then we do. anyway, great catch!


Thanks :) Do you mean a sparrowhawk? This was too big...

Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:22 pm
by Lossit Lass
What? wrote:Thanks :) Do you mean a sparrowhawk? This was too big...


yes, it does look like a sparrowhawk, or even a red-tailed hawk. It's just me simply because I imagine all buzzards as the particularly unattractive kind we have here....more 'vulture'-like. But this one is quite beautiful!

Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:34 pm
by jdcarra
What? wrote: This is a buzzard I shot (only with my camera :lol: ) around Kilkenzie


Great photo 'What', i have been trying to get a shot like that for years but they wont stay still for me :( .

Seen many over the years on telegraph poles and so on, but as soon as you stop the vehicle they fly off.

I was driving up the back road out of Carradale (B842) and at cour when a buzzard swooped down onto the grass verge just ahead of me. I stopped the van, grabbed the camera and was about to take the shot when it flew off with a mouse in one talon :roll: .

Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:42 pm
by What?
jdcarra wrote:
What? wrote: This is a buzzard I shot (only with my camera :lol: ) around Kilkenzie


Great photo 'What', i have been trying to get a shot like that for years but they wont stay still for me :( .

Seen many over the years on telegraph poles and so on, but as soon as you stop the vehicle they fly off.

I was driving up the back road out of Carradale (B842) and at cour when a buzzard swooped down onto the grass verge just ahead of me. I stopped the van, grabbed the camera and was about to take the shot when it flew off with a mouse in one talon :roll: .


Thank you very much! :D

There wasn't much time to take this, as it flew off a few seconds later...