The map link above should take you to the area where most of the photographs in this post were shot. I was using a Nikon D750 with a Sigma 150 – 600 zoom. Some post processing and chopping before posting.
First up we have a couple of Mallards ( Anas platyrhynchos ) enjoying the low winter sun.
Teal (Anas crecca ) Male and female. Love the marking of the male Teal, from the striped head to colourful rear.
The next set of photos were shot about a mile along the coast. This wader is common around the coast in Northern Ireland
Redshank ( Tringa totanus )
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus ) playing tug-o-war with the sea weed.
Common Gull ( Larus canus )
Taking a guess at this one, I think its a Herring Gull in flight.
This smaller gull is a Black Headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus ) in it’s winter plumage.
Again I think this is a Herring Gull delivering it’s bodily waste on those below.
These next couple of photograph’s are off our largest wader here in the Uk & Ireland.
Curlew ( Numenius arquata)
That was my Saturday, photographing the birds along this stretch of coast. There are more to photograph has well as the seals but that’s another day. Next time I’ll pack a flask of coffee and a warmer coat so I can walk more of the coastline.
Thank you for joining me.