Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Birding in Creightons Wood & RSPB Reserve in Belfast


I had never been to Creightons Wood, at Craigantlet Hills and although it is not large, it had many of the small birds such as the Tits, Finches, Blackcap and Willow Warbler singing today.
Chaffinch - male
Willow Warbler

There was Blackbird, Hooded Crow and Jay also in the wood.




Hooded Crow


I made my way to the furthest away outside hide of the RSPB  Reserve in Belfast and I met one of the
volunteers who told me that a Yellow Wagtail had been seen  a few hours ago.  I saw Shelduck, Godwit,
 Common, Black headed and Lesser Black backed Gulls, Teal, Shoveler, Wigeon, and Mallard ducks, Coot, Moorhen, Lapwing and Redshank.  Unfortunately I had to cut my stay short as I had a call that my brother had fallen so I never had anymore time to look for the Yellow Wagtail.



Godwit
Shelduck

2 comments:

  1. Lovely shot of the Godwit Margaret, but I'm so envious of that Hooded Crow. A bird I don't get here.

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    1. Thanks but you do see the Yellow Wagtail that we do not see often here! You can't have them all!

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