J3675 : Gulls and coots, Victoria Park, Belfast (February 2015)

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

Gulls and coots, Victoria Park, Belfast (February 2015)
Gulls and coots, Victoria Park, Belfast (February 2015)
With much of the lake frozen J3675 : Frozen lake, Victoria Park, Belfast (February 2015) there was an sizeable gathering of gulls (mostly black-headed) and coots J3675 : Nesting coots, Victoria Park, Belfast - June 2014(1) around the unfrozen parts – in this case at the one of the islands.
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, 4 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 366 752 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.4298N 5:53.1647W
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Irish: geotagged! J 366 752
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Victoria Park (Belfast)  Park  Lake  Birds  Gulls  Black Headed Gulls  Coots 

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