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Duck on Bingham's Pond

Bingham’s Pond – 18 June 2016

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I found another hidden gem in Glasgow a week or so ago.

Between Great Western Road and Gartnavel Hospital in the Kelvinside area of Glasgow is Bingham’s Pond.

Bingham's Pond

Bingham’s Pond
18 June 2016

The pond was created on the sire of coal and brick pits in the 1880s. A few years later a boathouse was built. In the late 1950s, the eastern section was sold off and filled in. The Stakis Pond Hotel and a petrol station was built on the site. The remaining part was acquired by Glasgow City Corporation.

The pond is home to wildlife, mainly water birds, including swans, ducks and coots. At the time if the visit Cygnets and Coot chicks were observed.

Swans and Cygnets

Swans and Cygnets
18 June 2016

Coot

Coot
18 June 2016

Duck on Binghma's Pond

Duck on Bingham’s Pond
18 June 2016

Around the pond and on the islands, created to encourage wild birds in 2003, reeds and bulrushes grow.

Bulrushes at Bingham's Pond

Bulrushes at Bingham’s Pond
18 June 2016

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

One thought on “Bingham’s Pond – 18 June 2016

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