Year: 2009

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Black Guillemots on the Liffey, Dublin, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Lovely Black Guillemots or tysties, Cepphus grylle on the Liffey, Dublin, , beside Sean O'Casey Bridge. They've been around a couple of weeks now... which is a little strange, as the tystie is normally a cliff-dwelling species... This photo was taken nearly a month ago, but I saw them last weekend in the same area. I didn't have my 100-400 with me, so this is taken with a 70-200. This Examiner article from 2006 suggests they've been around quite a while: Tystie treat as auks try the inner city

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } The Steine, or Long Stone, Dublin, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. The Steine, Dublin - a replica monlith at the junctions of Pearse, Hawkins and D'Olier St, the possible location of the Steine, or Long Stone, a marker for the original Viking, Anglo Norman to Medieval landing point on the River Liffey. A fascinating ignored bit of Dublin furniture... More about the Steine

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Trawler in Howth Harbour, Dublin, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Old Trawler in Howth Harbour, Dublin

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Feral Goat, Glenealo Valley, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Feral Goat, Glenealo Valley, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, near the ruined Miner's Village

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, on the Tolka River, Dublin, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, taking off this afternoon on the Tolka River, Dublin. Interestingly, these are a summer migratory visitor - I've never noticed this so early in the year before.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Grey Heron, Ardea Cinerea, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Aha, it's letting me get closer! I spent a bit of time today, coming back from the shop, and he was really just too lazy to fly away. I shot 250 photos... here's one of the closest with the Canon 100-400 L USM IS 4.5-5.6 Grey Heron, Ardea Cinerea on the bank of the Tolka River, by Fairview Park in Dublin today (13/02/2009).

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Newgrange Passage Grave, Co. Meath, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Newgrange Passage Grave, Co. Meath. Newgrange is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating to 3200BC. On the shortest day of the year, at the winter solstice, a beam of sunlight illuminates the interior.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Playa Del Ingles, La Gomera, Canary Islands, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Long exposures of the surf breaking on rocks at Playa Del Ingles, La Gomera, Canary Islands

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Short-finned pilot whales off the coast of La Gomera, Canary Islands, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Dorsal fins of Short-finned pilot whales, Globicephala macrorhynchus, off the coast of La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, from whalewatching boat 'Tina'. Pilot whales have been in the news a bit this week, because of the strandings off Tasmanian. All dolphins are whales - but not all whales are dolphins. And pilot whales are actually very large dolphins, at up to 3.5 - 6.5m long and up to 4 tonnes in weight. They can dive down hundreds of metres, where they catch squid and fish. They've very social animals, towards each other that is, but not terribly interactive with humans. So it was a pleasure to hang out beside...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Short-finned pilot whale blowing, Globicephala macrorhynchus, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Dorsal fins of Short-finned pilot whales, Globicephala macrorhynchus, off the coast of La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, from whalewatching boat 'Tina'. Pilot whales have been in the news a bit this week, because of the strandings off Tasmanian. All dolphins are whales - but not all whales are dolphins. And pilot whales are actually very large dolphins, at up to 3.5 - 6.5m long and up to 4 tonnes in weight. They can dive down hundreds of metres, where they catch squid and fish. They've very social animals, towards each other that is, but not terribly interactive with humans. So it was a pleasure to hang out beside this pod for a few...