Window On Wildlife and Kinnegar February 2023

The group visited the RSPB Window On Wildlife reserve in the Belfast Docks on 25th January 2023. Members enjoyed the spectacle of Godwits feeding within a few feet of the hide window. Teal and Mallard also vied for position to feed with the odd fight breaking out. Shovelers, Lapwing, Shelduck and Snipe were also observed. A Buzzard glided over the lagoon causing birds to take to flight and Curlews sounded their bubbling call. Near by at Kinnegar we encountered flocks of Oystercatchers, Dunlin and Bar-tailed Godwits resting on a lagoon. Every now and then they took to flight moving as one and then settling once more.

Black-tailed Godwit