March 12, 2015

Iceland Gull -Doolin harbour

I was over in Doolin today ,so I dropped by the harbour to see what mess the construction of the new pier was at.
An Iceland Gull was hanging about the harbour rocks



March 7, 2015

Iceland Gull on Lahinch reefs

The days during and after late winter storms is always worth checking through the local seafront  for scarce gulls.
Today an Iceland Gull was resting on the reefs below Lahinch town.




March 6, 2015

Little Egret





In Ireland, the species bred for the first time in 1997 at a site in county Cork and the population has also expanded rapidly since, breeding in most Irish counties by 2010.

February 23, 2015

Iceland Gulls at the harbour

At Liscannor harbour.
 Three Iceland Gulls have come south from high arctic areas in search of shelter from the rough conditions
 They`ve joined local Gulls to roost and  forage along the harbour mouth and reefs.








February 8, 2015

Clahane in wierd light



Wierd light on this afternoon . Cold NE wind light swell and very high cloud ,looking west

Black Redstart at Clonahinchy

A female  Black Redstart has been seen in the corner of Clonahinchy ,the beach south of Seafield for a weeks .
It was very flighty and was onto me straight as i arrived, not allowing me time to get any good photos, but I enjoyed my time watching the bird feeding along the boulder wall and seaweed