July 21, 2017

Ringed Plover - Clahane

The Ringed Plovers can be seen all year along on our shorelines, strictly a coastal bird
A few pair nest here at Clahane every year, this adult bird was keeping an eye on me as the juveniles roamed the reef.



July 17, 2017

Pollen faced Starlings

In a garden at Ballyellery,
 A few Starlings were feeding on on New Zealand flax and were covered in Orange pollen.
New Zealand Flax uses birds to pollinate and the Starlings bill shape seems to fit nicely.






July 15, 2017

July 14, 2017

Grasshopper Warblers down in Ballyellery

Down in the  northern corner of Lahinch Marsh in Ballyellery is a small reed bed and swamp.
Several Male Grasshopper Warblers were singing again as were Sedgys , Reed Buntings and Waterrail
I caught sight of a Grasshopper Warbler low in a thicket , it showed briefly and im pretty sure it was a juvenile, not a common sight and possibly my 1st.




July 7, 2017

Pure stoked

My 2 year old boy showing the meaning of Pure Stoked.
This is now his life at the shoreline , may it forever bring him this smile.



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