Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Outing to Dundalk Bay Sunday 18 December

Some members of the group watching a flock of snipe

A very enjoyable day was had by all at our outing to Dundalk Bay on Sunday last.We started our outing at the Docks area and watched the birds there as the tide was rising. We had good views of a variety of birds including little egret, black tailed godwit, lapwing but the highlight for most was the flock of eight snipe and the two whooper swans.  We had a short stop at Blackrock before heading to Lurgangreen. 
This site is a really special place to be especially at high tide when massive numbers of waders fly in to roost. We were lucky to watch flocks of greylag and brent geese in the air along with wheeling flocks of knot.  As always it was very nice to enjoy the company of the Monaghan Branch and along with some good birding we also enjoyed lots of good chat.

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