Broadmeadows

Sat Nav co-ordinates are 53.461173, -6.192242.

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Broadmeadows Estuary is located close to Swords in North Dublin. If you are travelling from Dublin, take the airport exit and head North for Swords. When you drive past Airside Retail Park, you will come to a roundabout. Go straight through it, and also straight through the next one, heading for Belfast. Take the third exit at the next roundabout (turn right) and drive about one Kilometre to the estuary. Turn right and you will come to a lay-by for parking in just a few hundred metres.

Greenshank

Greenshank

 

Walk back along the waterfront from the direction you came, where most of the action takes place.

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Little Egret

Winter is the best time for birds as many migrating waterfowl and waders make this their winter home. Grey Herons and Little Egrets are common.

Black Headed Gull

Black Headed Gull

The most common gulls are Black Headed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Great Black Back Gulls and Common Gulls. You will occasionally see Mediterranean Gulls.

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Grey Heron

The estuary at low tide is good for spotting Black Tailed and Bar Tailed Godwits, Greenshank, Redshank, Golden Plovers, Brent Geese, Teal, Mallard, Lapwings, Snipe and occasionally Ruff.

Ruff are visitors during Autumn and Spring!

A pair of Mute Swan Signets!

Pintail Ducks are occasionl visitors in Autumn!

Teal are present in Broadmeadows all year.

A pair of Black Tailed Godwits!

Little Egret looking for food!

Golden Plovers are a regular winter visitor to Broadmeadows from Iceland.

Time for some reflection!

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