Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

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Postby linda_j » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:28 pm

The waves look fantastic... I cant wait to get back there :D
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Re: Machrihanish Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby jdcarra » Mon May 05, 2008 10:52 pm

Some pics taken yesterday at the Gauldrons. Nearly stepped on this Oystercatchers nest while having a stroll along the beach.The two birds are seen perched on the rocks.See how good the eggs blend in with the shore.

Two parent Oystercatchers out on the rocks being wary of me.
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Spot the nest of three eggs.
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Some seals basking on the rocks at the Saltpans.
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Gauldrons.
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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby jdcarra » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:29 am

A winters day at Machrihanish on Tuesday 12 Jan.

Just some quick snaps taken from the warmth of the car of the 1st tee on the golf course, the Pans Beach with a odd patch of snow, a very cold and bleak looking Gauldrons and a more widespread covering of snow up at High Lossit. A couple of namesakes of forum members :) .

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The Pans Beach
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Teh Gauldrons
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High Lossit
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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby Lossit Lass » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:33 am

jdcarra wrote:A winters day at Machrihanish on Tuesday 12 Jan.

Just some quick snaps taken from the warmth of the car of the 1st tee on the golf course, the Pans Beach with a odd patch of snow, a very cold and bleak looking Gauldrons and a more widespread covering of snow up at High Lossit. A couple of namesakes of forum members :) .


you've made me smile :) :) :) , jd......thanks for those!!!
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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:32 pm

Wee article about Eddie, the Warden at Machrihanish Seabird/Wilflife Obersvatory can be found at

http://www.expressandstar.com/2009/12/3 ... eye-views/
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Postby Crowth » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:10 pm

Taken from near the observatory on Saturday

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Postby minsyb » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:25 pm

Beautiful pictures Crowth, thank you! :)
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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby What? » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:06 pm

Wonderful! We really do live in a photographer's paradise. I went through an oystercatcher phase, this is a photo I took a while back in Machrihanish

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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:43 am

Forgot to mention Machrihanish Seabird/Wildlife Observatory is now open daily again. 8)

http://www.machrihanishbirds.org.uk/
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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby jdcarra » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:40 am

Kintyre Forum News wrote:Forgot to mention Machrihanish Seabird/Wildlife Observatory is now open daily again. 8)

http://www.machrihanishbirds.org.uk/


We were down on Easter Sunday and the man himself was in residence. It was a lovely day, sun shining, bit cold in the wind, but found a sheltered spot for a picnic with friends. Took lots of photos but Photobucket is a pain at the moment, very slow to upload pics, anyone elso finding this or is it just me and my pc ?

Eddie must have been busy, building all spruced up with a paint job :D .

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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby jdcarra » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:14 am

Stormy day today (Wednesday 28th).
Wee run out to Machrihanish and the Bird Observatory today.Different scenario to the above pics.
Seen some stormy weather in my days and today was no exception.Some really big rolling waves generated today with the gusting winds.Very difficult to get a steady photo with the wind and spray.Some brave souls standing by the trig point when a massive wave broke on the rocky point.
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Looking across to the trig point beside the fish farm (Uisaied).Four persons standing by trig.
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Sheltering by the Bird Observatory...its still in one piece Eddie.
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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby numberplease » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:43 am

That looks rough, great pics though, glad the seabird sanctuary is still intact.
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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby ChrisA » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:07 pm

Been to Kintyre 4 times (December / Jan / Feb). And been to that observatory 4 times. Never once found it open. Why do people think wildlife is only worth watching in the summer? :(
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Re: Machrihanish and Seabird/Wildlife Observatory.

Postby petewick » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:51 pm

Could'nt agree more, don't think that the place is utilised to its full potential.
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