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Visiting the Saltee Islands spring 2014

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Saltees Islands In Spring
Wildlife and Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

This Spring I am planning another visit to the The Saltees Islands, St. George’s Channel. The Islands consist of the Great and Little Saltee, they are situated approximately 5 kilometers off the coast of Kilmore Quay Co.Wexford.

The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland and is very popular with both day-trippers and birdwatchers alike. These Islands are privately owned and are one of the world’s major bird sanctuaries.

It’s a wonderful visit to make if your into wildlife and Photography or just a wonderful place to spend the day.

The below images were taken last spring.

Saltee Island Gallery

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23 responses

  1. Amazing photos (the clarity!) and a lovely looking place. Have fun!

    March 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm

  2. Looking forward to more amazing pictures. Had never heard about this private sanctuary. So glad you posted this. Enjoy your trip!

    March 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , pleased you happy to help πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

  3. Cynthia

    Especially love that last image. All beautiful. πŸ˜‰

    March 19, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    • Hello Cynthia πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you ,very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚

      March 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm

  4. I have to visit Ireland some day. I love the beauty of the green, and watching the birds give me so much peace. Lovely. Thank you, Nigel.

    March 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you a pleasure , I hope you make it one day πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

  5. I want to jump in that water!

    March 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    • Hello Gabriela πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Hahaha !!

      You would love the clean water , it can be very cold here πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      • Where are you at? Ireland? I just LOOOVE the sight of large bodies of water and I always want to jump into them and swim for hours.

        March 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

  6. Well, those shots are great: see if you can do even better during your trip, Nigel ! πŸ˜€

    March 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm

  7. Excellent Nigel. Did you need a long lens for those shots?

    March 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    • Hello Aidy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , yes 300mm !!

      But

      There are so many Birds and they fly very close so you don’t need anything more than that πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

  8. Looking forward to the photos

    March 19, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    • Hello Diana πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ very pleased you enjoyed these ones πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

  9. Wow Nigel, great post. You always inspire me to want to take up the camera. I have yet to do so but your posts keep me thinking I must.

    March 20, 2014 at 12:19 am

    • Hello Tric πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ˜‰

      I just know that if you did they would be great images πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm

  10. All stunning as usual Nigel. I love the seagull in flight, wonderful capture πŸ™‚

    March 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much that a wonderful comment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚

      March 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm

  11. That second shot is a stunner. I’d like to walk all the way out.

    March 20, 2014 at 10:44 pm

  12. Stunning bird photos Nigel!

    March 21, 2014 at 4:32 am

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