My Grandson Adam who is soon to be 10 years of age, feeding the Swans, Geese and Ducks in Queen Mary’s Gardens in Belfast. They are only a five minute drive from my house.
This was at the start of November and it was a beautiful sunny day.
The birds will come right up to you to get feed but the swans do not get out of the water very often, they must feel safe in it.
These gardens are formed from the lower section of the former Waterworks, which was made a public park after its use as a source of water for the city.
There are only three male swans two of which are in the last photo.
In photo number six i live at the bottom of the hill better known as the Cave Hill and we over look the whole of Belfast.
If you click the photos they will open and look better.
The above photo is from geograph.ie
Awww – what is it about kids and feathered brethren ???
Jo, is it because we like to eat them 😆
What is it about humans and water? It’s so peaceful just standing there feeding the ducks and swans, watching them, and we get a thrill out of it; looks like your grandson did too! Great pics!
barb19, its beside a main road but still very quite, he did enjoy it.
Lovely! 🙂 That is a cute little boy feeding swans and ducks, and are the brown ones not geese?
Thank you for the link help. I don’t know why it worked, but it did 🙂
Ina i do think you are right, geese. Glad the links worked for you.
Awesome photos! Beautiful scenes and your grandsome is a handsome boy. I’m sharing this around.
It is lovely down in the gardens, he is handsome and well mannered.
And thanks for sharing the post.
Sorry, can’t spell when I hurry. I meant grandson.
Lyn, you having another blonde moment 😆
I hope the swans weren’t too aggressive. I know they can be…
He’s brave I won’t go near swans!
PIP, i know swans are one of the worst birds to go near, but they have been there for so long they are nearly tame.
Aw, how lovely! I love anything like this so thanks for sharing and aren’t you a wonderful grandad? I bet Adam thinks you’re really cool….
Thanks Marcia, we both get on well, but like all kids he has his moments 🙂
Quite nice – that is a very cute grandson.
k8edid, thank you and he is cute 🙂
Birds and water, love the combination. On my end of Florida, it is lots of seagulls on the river, everything else on the beach. Great pictures!
Marcia, seagulls are the biggest curse where people go.
I do always enjoy a visit to Belfast
Thank you Harry
David a few more visits planned, have you been in the waterworks when you lived here.
I don’t think I was ever at the waterworks Harry.
Although I have many times been up Cave Hill
David, i have never been up the cave hill.
How lovely that there is such a place close by to engage with nature. x
Elizabeth,there 3 or 4 parks like that in Belfast and many more around the country.
Great pics! When does your grandson turn 10? My son turns 10 on December 9. I think he’ll get a kick out of seeing the birds and a kid his age 🙂
Navy Wife Chronicles, he is 10 to-day 6th december, he and his friends went out for the day with his father.