Some “winter” birds of Tymon Park

Tymon is a nice little park in south Dublin with several ponds where waterbirds like to aggregate. Since Ireland has a lot of interesting winter visitors bird-wise, I’ve been visiting periodically to see if anything exciting shows up. But the real question is would I even know? Someone help me with my water birds; I’m terrible.

Tymon Park
Okay, I know this one is a coot
Tymon Park
Mute swan
Tymon Park
Juvenile mute swan (maybe one of those cygnets I photographed last year)
Tymon Park
I think this is a black headed gull in winter plumage
Tymon Park
Okay WHO are these guys? I’m calling them brown headed ducks until someone tells me otherwise, I’ve been through the Irish birdlife duck list three times
Tymon Park
Tymon Park
Magpies are surprisingly difficult to photograph, given that there are three on every roof
Tymon Park
Oh man I was so excited by this coot, I thought the reflection was so perfect! I still like the photo
Tymon Park
Okay another brown duck I can’t identify (I know there’s a moorhen in the background, but who’s the brown job??)
Tymon Park
Another juvenile mute swan
Tymon Park
Tymon Park
Black headed gull in flight (surprisingly difficult to capture)
Tymon Park
Comin at ya
Tymon Park
Tymon Park
I was trying to get a very particular shot with this guy but he would not cooperate
Tymon Park
Another blue tit, I never get sick of these guys
Tymon Park
Fluffy blue heads and yellow bellies, what’s not to like??
Tymon Park

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7 thoughts on “Some “winter” birds of Tymon Park

  1. Beautiful photos as always, particularly like moorhen reflection and closeup of swan and the lovely blue tits. Your little brown ducks are pochard.

  2. Pingback: The River Poddle, soul of Dublin | standingoutinmyfield

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