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.    

Redpoll

The Redpoll is often seen with other birds such as Linnets or Chaffinches. It is recognised by the bright red feathers on the top of the head. Go to the Turvey Park & Rogerstown page find out more about bird watching in North County Dublin. These images were taken at Turvey Nature Reserve in North …

Stonechats

There is a new destination added to the Dublin page which is worth a visit. Bull Island is a protected area for wildlife and is a great place to see Stonechats. These are one of my favourite birds as they are so colourful and are happy to pose on grass stalks long enough for you …

Golden Plover

The Golden Plover is definitely what you would call “Cute”. You will often see a large flock of them standing still with their heads resting on their backs. Until they spook, then they all take to the air. This shot was taken at Broadmeadows Estuary, Swords, County Dublin. The camera was set to Programme mode …

Garden Birds

Set up your garden birds feeders at the end of autumn and within a couple of days, the birds will start to appear! You will be surprised at what you see, so get a feeder and a few peanuts into your garden and watch the show. I will update this as the winter brings in …

Black Headed Gulls

Now I have to say, when I heard there was a gull called the black headed gull, I assumed he would have a black head. Maybe a silly assumption on my part, but I felt there was a clue in the name. And sure Enough, I came across this little guy above, in Broadmeadows Estuary. …