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