Tuesday, 11 August 2015

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - RSPB Wow Reserve

These photographs were taken in June this year when I popped into the RSPB WOW Reserve in Belfast.  I mainly watched the Black headed gull chicks on the man made island opposite the viewing room and I have a VIDEO to show you at the end.  Below, there is Magpie, a Moorhen in a hurry and Wood Pigeon.  Just along the road at the beach I saw the Turnstone and Ringed Plover.





This is a new Sand Martin nesting site situated beside the main observatory
however no Sand Martins nested there this year.







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I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

i hope you enjoyed the few photographs and video i showed you today

Many thanks for visiting and also to all those who leave comments.

28 comments:

  1. Wonder why no Sand Martins came?

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    1. HI Stuart The nest sitewas only built before the nesting season started adn the centre never expected them tocome this year. They are hoping by next year somee will nest there.

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  2. Beautiful.
    Your magpies are so different to ours. A sad lack of imagination in the naming stakes...

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  3. Those fluffy little chicks are adorable. Another very nice series of birds, and lovely photos of them.

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  4. Hello Margaret, I love the cute little gull chick. And the Plovers are always a favorite of mine, they are adorable. I hope the Martins use the nest during the next season. Wonderful post, enjoy your day!

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  5. Awwww, that chick is darling, isn't it?
    Your beautiful magpie image ....it's stunning. Much heftier than the ones in America I believe.
    Enjoyed the plover images too...with it's partial masking.

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  6. The Magpie has a magnificent tail and the Gull chicks are adorable!

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  7. Aww, I love those fluffy little chicks.

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  8. You saw a nice variety while you were there. I love the look of the magpie.

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  9. I hope you get some Sandmartins next year it looks like a really good des res' for them. Really enjoyed the Ringed Plover and Turnstone images.

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  10. There is nothing quite like a Magpie. Very good bird. But my favorites? The Gull, Plover and Turnstones:)

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  11. Great photos and beautiful birds. I especially like the Turnstone.

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  12. my favorites, the Moorhen and the little Plover :)

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  13. The magpie is such a treat, I don't see them here!!

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  14. Bravo! A magpie too, what great captures!

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  15. Plovers are neat! Nice shots, Margaret.

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  16. great shots. I live near Boston and we get piping plovers but I've never gotten close enough to see if the are ringed or not. They run along the shore line so fast....

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  17. Thank you for stopping by my blog this week. It is great to "meet" you. My husband enjoys taking photos of birds, me not so much, my zoom isn't big enough. So I leave it to him and I just wander taking photos of wildflowers instead - at least they stay reasonably still. Have a lovely week.

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  18. Loved the parents and the babies! Lovely set!!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  19. Plovers are great looking birds. Love all the shots, Margaret!

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  20. Very nice looking Ringed Plover and I like the Turnstone running away.

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  21. Let's hope the Sand Martins take those holes next year Margaret. I like those shots of the Ringed Plover, very bright and sharp.

    The fluffy Black- head is a treat to see.

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  22. Looks like another great reserve from the RSPB. Nice shots of the waders in particular.

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  23. fun to see the gull chick and the plovers mask markings are beautiful!

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  24. Wonderful shots and video, Margaret...new little ones to appear soon, apparently! :-)

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  25. Nice post - will be great to see the Sand Martins next year. As a kid I have a favourite fishing spot that had sand martins nesting in the far bank - I wonder if they are still there?

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. Wonderful photos and video, Margaret. I think Magpies are the most common birds here in our area in Colorado. I saw many plovers and gulls when I lived near the berache sin New York.

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