Friday, 8 March 2013

Quick Visit To RSPB Reserve, Belfast

Weather today even worse than yesterday, Rain and more rain! I paid a visit to the RSPB Reserve at the Harbour Estate this afternoon.  The Reserve is just about to have a massive refurbishment and will be closed for 2 months.  However they are staring with replacing one of the outside hides first so that anyone can still see birds, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.  They have cut down numerous trees around the Centre already and the number of small birds that were on the open ground and within my close view were enormous.  There were Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Coal, Blue and Great Tits along with Reed Bunting all jostling for a place on the feeders.   Robins, Moorhens and Blackbirds were below the feeders.  On the water, there were all the usual Gulls, Coots in abundance, Shelduck, Shovlers, Teal and Mallards. It was lovely to see the handsome Lapwings with their crests up.  Some Godwits and Curlews were feeding on the grass on the other side of the Reserve.

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