Tuesday, 9 June 2015

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Birds in South Donegal (Part 2)

When I visited South Donegal Northern Ireland Ornithological Club last January, these are some of the birds I saw.  The weather was terrible so the shots are all a bit dull in fact nearly B & W!  There is a VIDEO of an Iceland Gull at the end.

Iceland Gull

Black Guillemot in winter plumage.

Grey Heron

Long tailed Duck

Red Breasted Merganser

Northern Diver

Herring Gull with Great Black backed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black backed Gull

This video included Iceland Gull in foggy conditions, Northern Divers, Red breasted Merganser, Long tailed Ducks and a collection of Gulls.  See if you can ID them. CLICK HERE if the video does not appear below.

Over the weekend even with very poor weather and near freezing conditions we managed to see 70 species of birds.  So I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of them in this post.  Look in on Thursday to watch the video of Pale bellied Brent Geese.

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

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  1. Quite a collection of these amazing seabirds Margaret!

  2. Hari OM
    ...Hardy work! The June weather has just been dismal - even the gulls didn't comply this far North! YAM xx

  3. I love seabirds, they just bring with themselves such a great summer feeling.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  4. Hello margaret, awesome collection of birds and images. I would love to see the Iceland Gull! Have a happy day!

  5. Beautiful images, Margaret.
    I love the Gull on photo 22, perfect gefotogrfaeerd.
    On the video you can see that the weather was bad.
    Best regards, Irma

  6. pretty shorebirds and some really lovely reflections, too!

  7. Fantastic collection of Gulls.

  8. the beautiful pale wings of the iceland gull

  9. Wow! You about covered it all in this set of photos. Great birds,amazing water patterns and super reflections.

  10. Some fantastic birds you managed to get there. A good looking Iceland Gull too.

  11. I enjoyed seeing all your different gulls, especially the Herring gull with its wings raised, and the snow white Iceland gull. Mergansers are always favorites of mine too. It's great to see yours since there were practically none at the beach where I went.

  12. A great series of gulls - but I think you must be very brave going birding in weather conditions like that! Far too cold for me :-(

  13. Hi Margaret,
    Lovely series of birds! I find this post very calming.
    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Peace :)

  14. Always nice to see Long tailed Ducks................and Iceland Gulls are even better.

  15. Long-tailed Ducks, Red Breasted Merganser, Iceland Gull and Black Guillemots that's a truly impressive collection of birds for one location all of them would start a twitch in my area. Great shots Margaret

  16. a lovely set of birds. And I don´t think the images are dull. Sometimes grey weather, as long as it is not dark, are better for photography :)

  17. The LT Duck was a good capture Margaret.

  18. Wonderful water birds, Margaret!