Dotted all along the river were our old friend the Grey Heron. These amazing birds seem to be everywhere.
A long distance shot catching a couple of Tufted Duck and Black Headed Gulls. All along the river there are small islands that are packed with birds.
All around the ruins were pairs of Jackdaws. Many appeared to be nesting in gaps in the walls of the ruins.
At the rear of the building there was one pair still in the process of building their nest.
And yes, there were some Barn Swallows too, I was not totally off the mark. These are nesting under the bridge with 4 young. There were others but further along the bridge.
As was this Bullfinch.
Can you see me??
Usually easier to hear than see, the Wren was very well represented all along the river.
I did not see very many Blue Tits along the river until Dromad where there were quite a lot.
Modern cameras are really wonderful things. It was almost twilight when I took this and all I could really see was a black bird on a twig but having brightened and cropped it a bit, turns out to be a beautiful Greenfinch.
Not spent very much time birding in Ireland, but definitely thing it is on the agenda for another visit soon.