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

taken 5 years ago, near to Queens Island, Sydenham, Ballymacarret and Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland

Gull, Victoria Park, Belfast - June 2014(1)
Gull, Victoria Park, Belfast - June 2014(1)
A gull with (muddy) red legs on the Connswater at the northern end of Victoria Park. The red legs suggest that it’s a herring gull – similar in appearance to the lesser black-back J3474 : Lesser black-backed gull, Belfast (2) which has yellow legs. See also J3675 : Gull, Victoria Park, Belfast - June 2014(2).
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
Park and Public Gardens  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 365 755 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.5936N 5:53.2863W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 365 755
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Park  Victoria Park (Belfast)  Bird  Gull  Herring Gull 

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