Little Egret

The little Egret is a member of the Heron family and is easily identified by its pure white plumage. It shuffles its feet under the water to disturb small mollusks and fish which it feed on. Little Egrets are now common in Ireland but they were infrequent visitors up to about 20 years ago. Now …

Reflections

These photos were all taken at Broadmeadows in North County Dublin. It is popular with bird watchers because of the mudflats that are exposed at low tide. It attracts a wide range of ducks, geese and waders as well as Autumn and Spring migrants. There are several areas for parking in laybys along the estuary. …

Meadow Pippit

The meadow Pippit is common across Ireland and can often be seen in parkland areas and along coastal areas. They will tolerate your presence to a certain degree and will often allow you to get quite close! They are very similar to rock pippits who have more streaking and are have a darker breast. They …

Flight along the Estuary

Malahide Estuary in North County Dublin is a tidal estuary that attracts various types of birds at all times. As the tide is coming in. various birds have to leave sandbanks or shallow water and move on, or else are attracted to new sandbanks as the tide goes out.