Posted by: mynaturaldiary | August 20, 2018

Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough is Northern Ireland’s only marine nature reserve. It is the home to a summer colony of Terns, including Sandwich Terns.

Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)

Across the lough on the southern side is Castle Ward;  known as the set location for Winterfell in Game of Thrones. There is a shoreline trail, used as set locations in GoT. It’s also unspoilt, quiet, and a home to waders once the film crews have departed.

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

Redshank (Tringa totanus)

Curlew (Numenius arquata)

Amongst the gorse bushes, spider webs hang with dew in the morning.



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