Our 4th, 5th & 6th Classes celebrating World Wetlands Day on 2nd February 2010
Mallard Ducks Released by the Murrough Gun Club
Brent Geese grazing
Brent Geese Swimming Near The Sluice Bridge
Mallard Drake & Duck
When we went down to the wetlands opposite Texaco Garage we were expecting to see mallard ducks, seagulls, brent geese, lapwings, grey herons, cormorants, and maybe a kingfisher. Although we didn’t see a heron or a kinfisher we saw herring gulls, black-headed gulls and mallards. We also saw brent geese swimming in the water and a lapwing landed close by. All in all it was an enjoyable experience for everyone. (Faolán)
Large flocks of Brent Geese spend the winter in Portmarnock every year. The count in October 2009 was 365.
The Murrough Gun Club deliver about 300 ducks to the Sluice river each year. They can be seen on the green across the road from the garage and are for the following years shooting season. Some lucky ones manage to escape each year such as Daisy Duck who is now 5 years old. (Catherine)