Winged Encounters: The Common Birds of Dublin

By: Raymond Beggan

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A collection of stunning images of the everyday birds of Dublin City from Raymond Beggan.

Cormorants, ducks, gulls, swans, herons, pigeons. Caught on the wing, at rest, in play, feeding and preening. From the Malahide Estuary to the Blessington Basin and Dublin’s parks and canals: each one rendered in exhilirating detail.

Nature on display here in its wonder and glory by a master of the lens, Raymond Beggan.

Dublin may sometimes appear to its citizens to be a concrete wasteland of traffic and pollution. But there is another side to the capital because Dublin – even the inner city – is home to a remarkable variety of wild birds.

A new photographic book captures this extraordinary aspect of the capital. The fruit of two-years’ work by photographer Ray Beggan, the book reveals the hidden life of the wild birds in the city. It gives a remarkable window on to the birds and the secret lives they lead all around us.’ Sharon O’Neil, The Independent

‘“A visual, poetic essay.” – Richard Collins. RTE 1. The Mooney Show.


Raymond Beggan is a nature photographer. His work is known for its distinctive style and high quality. View more of Raymond’s stunning nature photography at his website.


1 review for Winged Encounters: The Common Birds of Dublin

  1. Lilliput Press

    “I was given this book as a gift and plan to buy it as a gift for others in the future. The photos are stunning and completely absorbing. Swans feature heavily and the Dublin backdrops are beautiful. It’s clear that there was much time and effort spent on getting the right shots and it certainly paid off. A lovely book for nature lovers or anyone who appreciates good photography. Highly recommended.” CATHERINE LYONS

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Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 265 × 250 mm
Publicatio Date

17 June 2013


Hardback, 122pp