2010 News

Swallows and Eiders

Paired Up Eider, Balintoy
Balintoy Harbour
I managed to get out for an hour this morning with the camera. I set of to nearby Balintoy Harbour before the weekend tourists arrived.

As I drove down the twisting access road I was greeted by a lone Swallow flying low across the front of my car. I am seeing Swallows regularly now all over North Antrim.

Off the car park were a number of pairs of Eider, including a couple on rocks just offshore. I crept down to the beach and crawled over the shore line rocks to get a little closer. The harsh light didn't make photography easy but i did get a couple of reasonable shots.