Phoenix Park is the largest urban park in Europe, and it has a lot of really beautiful elements. One of its most popular attractions is its herd of semi-domesticated fallow deer. You’re not supposed to feed these deer, but (as you’ll see) tourists and locals alike LOVE to feed them. Intermingling crowds of tourists and […]
More snowy photos…on the third day of the storm, I decided I would walk into work. Cycling was virtually impossible, and there was no public transit running: no trains, buses, trams, or even airplanes. Walking along the Grand Canal A bunch of swans Clearly showing off Many, many people in Dublin took this opportunity to […]
I spotted this guy a couple of weeks ago when I was exploring the length of the Grand Canal here in Dublin. He was relatively difficult to photograph as he was zooming around in this little patch of water vigorously. Cormorants are a common sight along the canal, often perching on buildings or powerlines and […]
I posted a couple of weeks ago about the abundant herons in Dublin and then the other day when I was walking, I saw no fewer than seven herons sitting in the same tiny pond. Here are some of them. I love this one he looks like a grumpy old fella Cleaning himself and his […]
I love the weird expressions pigeons have, they always make me laugh. This one was giving me the crazy eye the other day. Frumpy pigeon grumpy about the snow Ehhhhh…. Teeny wood pigeon head for its huge body Such a pretty pigeon!
Notice I took the quotes off winter, because now we have a proper winter! This is the same lake I photographed just a couple of weeks ago while bragging about how lovely the Irish winter was haha! A perfect contrast to my last coot photo of him standing in his own reflection, now frozen into […]
Snowy scenes around Dublin Our beloved River Poddle Gorse looks beautiful flowering in the snow Yesterday I spent a few hours out exploring in a blustery winter storm, enjoying the fact that fewer cars were harrassing me. The roads are a mess right now because of an unusual winter storm (nicknamed “the Beast from the […]