Belhaven Bridge and swans on the pond

No blog last week as we have our son, daughter in law and twin girl grandchildren here on holiday from Dubai. I’ve featured Belhaven Bridge – also known as the Bridge to Nowhere when the tide comes in – on this blog here and here. One evening last week, we drove down to the bridge – about 2K from our house on the other side of town. There was a louring sky and photographic potential was low but then there was a break in the clouds and strong sunbeams spread over the bridge and the water, so there’s a nice contrast between the dark and the light in the photos below.

Belhaven Bridge

Belhaven Bridge

Belhaven Bridge

Belhaven Bridge

Near the bridge, along the old Dump Road at Belhaven is Seafield Pond which was originally a clay pit for the nearby brickworks. This is a haven for wildlife, including herons , coots and swans, which all nest there. The first photo shows the coot family with the red beaked chick and the next 2 show the family of swans with 4 cygnets. The swan family was swimming elegantly towards me with gently rippling wakes, when they were distracted and turned away. My cycling mate John had to stop on the Dump Road last week as the swan family was crossing from Seafield Pond across the path, as they were going into the Biel Burn. A burn is a Scots word for a stream.

Coots at Seafield Pond

Coots at Seafield Pond

Swans at Seafield Pond

Swans at Seafield Pond

Swans at Seafield Pond

Swans at Seafield Pond

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