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henryb

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Having lunch with a robin at the Silent Valley
« on: 18:52:38, 28/02/17 »
With forecasters predicting cloudy skies and light rain, Saturday's walk took the form of a low level traverse. Having walked through forests in previous week-ends, I fancied a change of scenery. So I drove to the Silent Valley car park. The route would simply be 'to there and back again' from SV car park to Ben Crom reservoir. This is my favourite low level walk in the Mournes. The walk is a good tarmac surface throughout. Total distance was just over 7km. When I finished the walk, I had my lunch in the car. As I was eating my sandwich a robin flew in and perched itself on a tree in front of me. This is the second time this has happened in a month! Apologies for the lack of photos but it really wasn't a day for the camera :)


Silent Valley and a cloud-covered Carn:
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Silent Valley:
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Slievenaglogh:
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Silent Valley and track:
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A cloud-covered Doan:
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Doan and Carn:
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Doan:
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Approaching Ben Crom reservoir:
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Lower slopes of Ben Crom and the track back to the car park:
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Slieve Binnian from Ben Crom reservoir:
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Ben Crom reservoir:
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Ben Crom mountain and reservoir:
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Having lunch with a robin:
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sunnydale

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Re: Having lunch with a robin at the Silent Valley
« Reply #1 on: 18:51:08, 01/03/17 »
Nice pics Henry...and the robin is cute! O0
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henryb

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Re: Having lunch with a robin at the Silent Valley
« Reply #2 on: 18:53:08, 01/03/17 »
Thanks sunnydale :)

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Re: Having lunch with a robin at the Silent Valley
« Reply #3 on: 11:52:58, 02/03/17 »
Enjoyed the pictures, Henry - that reservoir dam is really impressive, especially in full flow.  O0

henryb

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Re: Having lunch with a robin at the Silent Valley
« Reply #4 on: 19:41:32, 02/03/17 »
Thanks adalard O0

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Re: Having lunch with a robin at the Silent Valley
« Reply #5 on: 20:20:35, 02/03/17 »
Robins can be very bold when there's food around, I had one in Cathedral cave feed out of my hand a couple of years ago.  Thanks for posting :)
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henryb

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Re: Having lunch with a robin at the Silent Valley
« Reply #6 on: 20:37:22, 02/03/17 »
Thanks Strider, is the cave in the Langdale valley?

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Re: Having lunch with a robin at the Silent Valley
« Reply #7 on: 12:04:33, 03/03/17 »
That's the one,  near Slaters bridge in Little Langdale.
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henryb

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Re: Having lunch with a robin at the Silent Valley
« Reply #8 on: 19:38:48, 05/03/17 »
Thanks Strider, if its a cloudy day next weekend, I'll pay the cave a visit! :)