J3675 : Swan and cygnets, Belfast

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

Swan and cygnets, Belfast
Swan and cygnets, Belfast
Part of a family of swans which comprised two adults and seven cygnets in Victoria Park, Belfast. I suspect it is the same family captured a few months previously in J3675 : Swan and cygnets, Victoria Park, Belfast (June 2014).
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
Saturday, 16 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  City, Town centre 
Park (from Tags)
Victoria Park 
Bird (from Tags)
Swan  Cygnet 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 363 751 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.3429N 5:53.4386W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 363 750
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Victoria Park (Belfast)  Swans  Cygnets  Swans with Cygnets  Swan with Cygnets  Cygnet 

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