Monday, 4 February 2019

Always expect the unexpected

Updating the blog before heading off to England for a grand tour of Northumberland, South Yorkshire and Bolton. Hopefully will have lots of goodies in three weeks time. A frozen WOW added raven and mistle thrush but species and numbers were low as there was an ice field instead of water. Note the comparision with last August. The coastal path added a rock pipit and I added dipper (Threemilewater) and jay (Castlewellan) to the lists. Otherwise fairly quiet. A walk along the Lagan at Lisburn gave nice views and an unexpected single whooper swan. Apparently it has been there for some time and is either unable to fly, totally lost or a combination of both. Interesting that both of us just assumed it was a mute swan until we had a closer look as we walked past. Always expect the unexpected.

River Lagan (David Miller)

Whooper swan (David Miller)

Whooper swan (David Miller)
August 2018

February 2019
88: Meadow pipit 
89: Dipper
90: Raven
91: Jay

Bangor West
47: Rock pipit

Belfast WOW

63: Raven
64: Mistle thrush

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