Saturday, 5 July 2014

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Lake in Phoenix Park, Dublin

As most of you know I went to Dublin this week for a day and walked through Phoenix Park where I found a small lake.  These are the birds found on the lake and around the grounds.  Magpie, Jackdaw, Hooded Crow all had young although it was difficult to tell the different between them as they were the same size and looked very similar.  I wonder will you be able to see the difference?  

Also other birds, like the Black headed gull and Mallard were already starting to moult.



Tufted duck



Black headed gull


Mallard


Little Grebe


Mute Swan


Mallard


Wood Pigeon


Magpie


Jackdaw
There were a lot feeding their young but didn't get a shot of this.



Hooded Crow
The young one is far right in this shot.


Mute Swan and Coot.  
There were  also Moorhen on the lake.


Now this was a very odd looking bird! 


Hooded Crow


Magpie
The one far left is the young one.


Blackbird -male

Grey Wagtail 

There were 2 Grey Wagtails and these shots look more like paintings than photographs, in fact I like them but they wouldn't win a photos competition!



Hooded Crow
the one nearest the bin is the young crow.


Blackbird -female 

I hope you enjoyed seeing the birds in Phoenix Park and next Thursday I will show you what the rest of the park looked like.

i am linking this post with Eileen's meme


Thank you for visiting.

Many thanks for leaving comments on any of my posts.

Have a safe and happy weekend

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful spot, glorious birds. Thank you.

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  2. Oh, you posted varieties of birdies today♡♡♡ It is funny that in Japan Crows are thought to be bad guys as they mess the garbage station etc. But your Crows in your pictures are lovely and cute :-)
    Wishing you will have a wonderful weekend.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  3. This park seems to be a Paradise for birds! Great shots!

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  4. Beautiful birds of great variety.

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  5. Beautiful park . . . with "critters" large, small, singles . . . pairs!

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  6. WOW! You certainly saw LOTS of birds at that park!

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  7. Margaret, this park is great for bird watching.. I love the hooded crows and the magpies. And the swans are beautiful and Little Grebe is cute! Great photos! Thank you for linking up to my critter party! Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. What a beautiful variety of bird shots!

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  9. Wonderful variety of birds. Loved seeing the magpie family.

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  10. Thanks for showing us your bad boys Margaret. It looks a lovely park and it's always good to see and hear Grey Wagtails flitting about.

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  11. Wonderful birds and great shots. The two images with the Wagtail look almost like watercolors---and you just might win a prize with them. I love seeing the babies---they are usually larger than the parents. MB

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  12. Ugly birds?

    The crows must feel very sad if they know that.

    But I won't tell.

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  13. Such a lovely, restful spot and beautiful bird captures :)

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  14. Beautiful images as always Margaret! Really like those swans.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  15. Enjoying your bird shots, Margaret. Wonderful varieties.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    www.1sthappyfamily.com/2014/07/bromo-mountain-horse-terminal.html

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  16. Superb view of Ireland birds, my fave is the three Hooded Crows, fantastic.

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  17. Your blog is amazing.Photos are very great.

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  18. Your bird shots are so beautiful. I have always loved the blackbirds and I miss their beautiful song, since we don't have them here in Northern California. I just came back from a trip to Europe (my real home) and saw many magpies in England as well as the hooded crows.

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  19. How lovely to 'hop over to Dublin' ~ and find such great birds and capture them so wonderfully ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. The birds are gorgeous Margaret! Great shots!

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  21. I love the black headed gulls! And the Jackdaw, which is an interesting bird to me. The hooded crows are interesting, too. They look quite bossy, like the gangsters of the group.

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  22. Lovely selection from the park.

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  23. Looks like a great park for the birds. It's fun watching the babies beg for food even if they're perfectly capable of finding food themselves.

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  24. Beautiful photos, I'm surprised that there are Hooded Crows in Ireland, know them only from Eastern European countries and Scandinavia.

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  25. A wonderful lake, and such an amazing variety of birds! I love seeing so many different ones all in one place, especially with their young! Love them all!

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  26. Wonderful Margaret!!!
    Each and every photo share!!!

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  27. What a great variety you have here. I love the corvids, especially the striking magpie.

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  28. A plentiful park with lots of delights. Really beaut to see them Margaret, thank you :D)

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  29. this are great bird images Margaret. TFS

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  30. Great series beautiful birds ! Have a good weekend

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  31. Nice pictures, the magpie is soo pretty!

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  32. What a wonderful birding spot! A beautiful entry for Saturday critters!!

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  33. so many fine birds in your area :)

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  34. Great variety of birds! I wouldn't have been able to tell any of the little ones from parents without your help, that's for sure. I need a good birding teacher like you in my real life. I have taken some magpie pictures here in Alaska ... someday I will get them posted.

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  35. Now, thats a set of birds I have not seen in a while.

    "One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl" or so my mum would have said.

    Sorry for slow reply - I having a busy couple of weeks!

    Stewart M

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  36. Margaret, what a wide variety of birds you have here! I recognize some of them, but not others. I had no idea that you had magpies over there. the hooded crow is interesting and I am surprised by the pale eye on the jackdaw! I like the painting like aspect of those couple of shots as well.

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