Thursday, 3 March 2016

Belfast WOW

First visit in three weeks and I had 32 species including over 150 black-headed gulls who are back on the islands displaying and posturing. There were also 8 reed buntings, 5 linnet, 1 buzzard,  1 red-breasted merganser, 2 redpoll and a song thrush. Coot numbers were 34 while duck and lapwing numbers are on the way down. Apart from lapwing there were no other waders as it was low tide.but there was a fair bit of bird song in and around the reserve so winter is slowly giving way to spring.

One eighth of the buntings
Belfast WOW
57 Linnet

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