Tag Archives: Birds

What’s in this Season?

With the cold, easterly winds we’ve experienced recently, Spring had a bit of a false start this year (see article “Spring has sprung-with a hop” posted on 7/03/2013).  But there was a definite change in the air, during the last … Continue reading

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Lookout – it’s open again!

Our wildlife interpretation centre (called The Lookout) recently reopened again for another season.  Situated within the car park of Mount Stewart, this small but packed building showcases the best of the wildlife around Strangford Lough and the surrounding area. Telescopes … Continue reading

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Green-winged Teal

Strangford Lough is one of the best locations in the whole of the UK and Ireland for bird watching.  The lough has been designated as a Special Protection Area under the European Birds Directive and also as a Ramsar wetland … Continue reading

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Long-eared Owl Rescue

A couple of days ago, a daring rescue was made at the National Trust’s Glastry Nature Reserve, near Ballyhalbert on the Ards Peninsula. A male long-eared owl had got its wing tangled in some discarded fishing line that was hanging in … Continue reading

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