Purple Sandpipers occur in small numbers around the Dalkey Islands during the winter and I was delighted to find two feeding with Turnstones amongst the seaweed on Lamb Island. Further patch ticks included Grey Heron, Common Gull and Black Guillemot. Non-birding sightings included a Porpoise and about ten Grey Seals hauled up on Dalkey Island.
|Looking from Bullock Harbour towards Howth|
The totals for the first two weeks then are 55 species, 66 points and 55.56%.
|Shanganagh Beach looking towards Bray Head|