J3675 : Shelduck, Victoria Park, Belfast (June 2014)

taken 3 years ago, near to Sydenham, Queens Island, Ballymacarret and Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland

Shelduck, Victoria Park, Belfast (June 2014)
Shelduck, Victoria Park, Belfast (June 2014)
Two distant shelduck feeding on the inter-tidal mud, in the lagoon J3675 : Harbour lagoon, Belfast - June 2014(1), at the northern end of Victoria Park.
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
Wednesday, 18 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 367 756 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.6058N 5:53.0534W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 367 755
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Birds  Park  Victoria Park (Belfast)  Lagoon  Belfast Harbour Lagoons  Mud  Inter Tidal Mud  Shelduck  Feeding Birds 

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