Flicking through my photographic archive of generally forgettable snaps I came across a batch from my Masters fieldwork on Lambay Island, off the coast of Dublin. I spent a week on the Island surveying the flint resources on its beaches for my thesis and along the way got to visit the Lutyens-designed castle (no photos unfortunately!) and catch a glimpse of some of the wildlife.
Lambay is home to lots of wild birds, rabbits, deer, seals and, a little unexpectedly, a flock? of wallabies. These furry creatures are surprisingly difficult to spot despite the fact they are clearly a little out of place on an Irish off-shore island.
I had to wait until my last day of fieldwork to spot them and only managed to get one shot
Wallabus Hibernicus Lambayicus
before they hopped it. You can see the shot above and a close up to the right.
Obviously this post hasn't been strictly archaeological thus far so I've attached a few more-or-less archaeo/landscapy shots from my Lambay trip. For the record my hair has subsequently been shorn and I'm an awful lot less scruffy now. Most of the time anyhow..