Tuesday, 23 June 2015

WILD BIRD WEDNNESDAY -Birds around Magheroarty and Inch island, Donegal (Part 2)

These are the birds I was able to photograph from Magheroarty Pier, through the town of Dunfanaghy and over the causeway to Inch Island in Donegal.

Pied Wagtail

Meadow Pipit

I have a short video at the end of this post as I try and hold the camera steady in the high winds long enough to get some footage.


Great Black backed Gulls.

Swans and Cygnets


One of the reason for trying to going to Tory island is to hear and/or see the Corncrakes that we no longer have in Northern Ireland.  In fact on my way where I recorded the video from yesterday, I was surprised to hear one and the next day, when the boat was cancelled, I heard 2 more near this lake above.

Oystercatcher and Curlew.


This is one of many Swallows that were trying to balance from the wind and the rain on a fence post however I will show you more shots and video on 
Saturday Critters.

On Inch island there is a small bay with a pier and a beach 
where this Heron was sitting.


I have a short video which if it does not appear below,

Hope you enjoyed seeing the birds as I motored towards Buncrana in Donegal where I was fortunate to have a friend's home to stay at.

Tomorrow, I will show you through stills and video what the Fishermen were unloading on Magheroarty Pier.

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Thank you for visiting and also to those who leave comments.


  1. Merveilleuses photos, le petit (1ère photo) est trop mignon ! et celle des filets où l'oiseau te regarde au moment où tu prends ta photo est incroyablement jolie !
    Wonderful pictures, the small (1st photo) is too cute! and the nets where the bird looks at you when you take your picture is incredibly beautiful!
    Bonne semaine à toi.
    Bises- Cath.

  2. Good morning Margaret,
    Beautiful pictures of different birds.
    The video is beautiful, always a lot of wind I hear, also here always so much wind.
    Best regards, Irma

  3. A great series of birds Magaret and the video was also fun to watch.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog while I was away. Have a great week.

  4. The heron does look windblown. Beautiful selection as always, despite the less than ideal weather. Thank you.

  5. I like the Meadow Pipit on the fishing pots/nets. The Swallow looks pretty grumpy with all the wind and rain

  6. Hello Margaret, wonderful variety of birds. I love the cute Pied Wagtail, the swans and the Lapwing. Great post and photos. Have a happy day!

  7. in the salt air
    a chipping meadow pipet
    struggles in the winds

    Your post inspired a haiku.

  8. How did you learn all of this??!!

  9. a lovely bunch. just adore the swallow!

  10. Cute bird pics! I like the swans and their babies the best.

  11. Great photos - love the baby swans!

  12. A great series of photos of the birds. I especially like the Oystercatcher and Curlew.

  13. These are the sort of birds I see on my patch. Lovely pictures, all of them. Your header picture of the Puffin is amazing too.

  14. lots of wonderful bird images...i always especially enjoy the birds along the coasts and shores!!!!

  15. Wonderful shots of a variety of birds. I love the little Meadow Pipit in the video. That's a great shot of a Puffin in your header.

  16. Such a wonderful variety of bird shots. Love the textured traps you captured the birds on.

  17. Loved the birds on the netting and seeing the crabbers! And that pied wagtail is so cute!

  18. Great series. The Pied Wagtails and Swallows were my favorites, they are so sweet!

  19. A lovely series ... You have a few birds that are the same as we see, but so many completely different. I keep forgetting to tell you how much I love your beautiful shot of the puffin!

  20. beautiful birds and i love the little wag tail.. he is adorable. your header shot is magnificent.

  21. a great collection of birds :) That´s one good thing with summer.