Musings and photos of wild and everyday life

Where to Watch Birds – Tacumshin Lake

Tacumshim Lake evening Wexford
Calm Evening, Tacumshin Lake

This is one of the key birding spots in Ireland.

All year there is something to see and during the Spring and Autumn it is a migration hot-spot with numerous unusual sightings.

It is a reasonable sized lake – not too big – and yet it is a good walk around.  It is also mostly a bit open  and makes you feel as obvious as a sore thumb!  But stay down quietly and birds you will see!

Sanderling on sand Tacumshin Lake WexfordIt is also worth looking in the neighbouring areas and on the beach and offshore – the sea is right beside the lake, over the horizon in the picture.

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The ‘sunny South East’ does seem to have something special.

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Waders are usually common, especially in Winter.

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In Summer there can be plenty of Sanderling running along the edge, well camouflaged but for thier movement.

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With so much activity, there is usually some form of predatory bird around.

Late last Summer this female Hen Harrier flew over.

Female Hen Harrier flying over Tacumshin Lake Wexford

Glossy Ibis flying over Tacumshin Lake Wexford

Quietly thinking about the Harrier and still surprised, I was really not expecting a Glossy Ibis which I associate with much warmer climates!

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Like most bird spots, many Gulls can be seen and heard.  In Summer there can be a few varieties of Tern.Sandwich Tern Winter plumage flying over Tacumshin Lake Wexford

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