Brent Geese, Clontarf, Dublin

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Brent Geese, Clontarf, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather.

Urban nature – Brent Light Bellied Brent Goose, branta bernicla, migrates to Ireland every winter from arctic Canada – many of them ending up on Dublin’s Bull Island, or in surrounding parks and near busy roads, like these ones on the seafront in Clontarf.

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.


  1. I was looking at around 200 Brent Geese on the green in front of my house at Hampton Cove Balbriggan.
    It was a great sight to see.

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