Arrived about 5.30pm and the moon was in the sky already.
|5.30pm, Irishtown Nature Park next to Sandymount strand.|
|Sandymount Strand - Dun Laoghaire and Kiliney Hill in background|
There were plenty of Oystercatchers, Black tailed godwaits, Redshanks, Dunlins (which I can now finally i.d) and Turnstones.
|My first ever Bar Tailed Godwit! Sandymount strand.|
Out on the strand were approx 120 Brent Geese again (same number as the evening before), they were too far off to see tags or count juvs, but one group of 10 flew in really close and there were 4 juvs in the 10.
|The Brent Geese field|
I've never been down to Irishtown when the BG's are in this field but I can imagine it'd make tag reading easy.
Down in front of the Poolbeg towers I had a good look for Stonechats where Susan said she often used to see them, but didn't see any.
It was getting difficult to see anything, all I could do was hear the sad sounding calling of the Dunnock in the hedges.
6.30pm and it was already time to head home.
|Moonshine, 6.30pm Weds October 20th 2010.|