Thursday, 14 January 2016

Ballymacormick Stonechat

Female stonechat

I've been outdoors for most of the day, at Ballymacormick Point, County Down.

This coastline belongs to the National Trust.

It comprises about thirty-three acres and was acquired in 1952 from Thomas Kingan.

Today, as is frequently the case, we were cutting gorse. 

I parked at Groomsport and we met at the entrance to the property.

Thankfully it was dry with sunny intervals, though there was a bitterly cold wind.

We spotted stonechats, a sparrowhawk, and lapwings today.


Christopher Bellew said...

You omit the most important part of the day - luncheon. Let me guess - a chicken and sweet corn sandwich?

Timothy Belmont said...

Indeed, I lunched on smoked salmon salad sandwiches, washed down with coffee. Somebody was doling out shortbread, too.