J3675 : Nesting coots, Victoria Park, Belfast - June 2014(1)

taken 4 years ago, near to Sydenham, Ballymacarret, Queens Island and Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland

Nesting coots, Victoria Park, Belfast - June 2014(1)
Nesting coots, Victoria Park, Belfast - June 2014(1)
There were two coots’ nests visible today in Victoria Park. This one is to the south of the footbridge J3675 : Footbridge, Victoria Park, Belfast. J3675 : Nesting coots, Victoria Park, Belfast - June 2014(2) shows the other.
Victoria Park, Belfast
A park of some 60 acres, built on reclaimed land in 1906, between the industrial part of Belfast Harbour Estate and the Sydenham bypass, replacing an earlier pleasure park on Dargan Island (now Queen’s Island). There is a large lake with two islands. The park is partly enclosed by an embankment on the northern and western sides.
It attracts a considerable number of ducks and greylag geese. On one of the flight paths to the George Best Belfast City Airport – low flying aircraft are one of the attractions.
Part of the park is included in the Connswater Greenway project LinkExternal link “Proposals in Victoria Park will protect and enhance its environmental and amenity value. Proposals include a new bridge into Airport Road, lighting, improved and new paths, an observation point, new toilet block, interpretative signage and a trim trail”.
Most of the park is level making it suitable for those with impaired mobility. There is a car park and public toilets.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 June, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 2 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nest 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 365 751 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.3776N 5:53.2603W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 365 751
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Park  Victoria Park (Belfast)  Bird  Coot  Nest  Nesting Birds  Lake 

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