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. …

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 …

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. …