|Cattle Egret by Richard Zamora|
|Spoonbill by Fran O'Connell|
Dungarvan still hosts the overwintering spoonbill. Check out Ballyneety for the spectacular male goldeneye and accompanying dowdier females. Over the past several weeks two cattle egrets have taken up residence in the Bunmahon/Seafield area - southern Europe or Africa would be their more usual winter home. The boating lake at Tramore is presently affording close-up views of shovelor, gadwall, tufted duck and snipe along with numerous gulls and other wildfowl.
|Ring-necked Duck & Tufted Ducks by Bernie Sheridan|
A careful search through the gulls should yield the North American ring-billed gull and an Artic glaucous gull. A male ring-necked duck is currently wintering at Ballyshunnock reservoir.
|Kingfisher by Richard Zamora|
A check out of the bridges crossing the rivers at Ballyvoile, Stradbally, Bunmahon and Annestown (among other rivers) should yield a dipper and perhaps a colourful kingfisher.
|Whimbrel by Andrew Malcolm|
|Dipper by Fran O'Connell|
|Fox by Andrew Malcolm|
|Common Dolphin by Andrew Malcolm|
|Minke Whale by Andrew Malcolm|
|Harbour Seals by Bernie Sheridan|