Shenick Island, Co. Dublin
The Shenick Island Reserve is one of a group of three islands situated just offshore from the town of Skerries. The reserve is connected to the mainland by sandflats exposed at low tide. During the summer months, a small population of Fulmars breed on the low lying cliffs, as do Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls. In winter the islands are frequented by Light-bellied Brent Geese and waders such as Oystercatchers feeding around the shore. Short-eared Owls may be seen hunting over the middle of the island.