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






February 1, 2015

Sharing steps with a Shag

My eldest son of 8 years found this Shag resting up on the harbour steps at Ballyvaughan.
The bird didnt seem to mind him as they shared the steps with each other.
Wildlife experiences start early in our family.








January 24, 2015

Ring necked Duck

This is my first iPhone blog post.. Due to laptop damage.
Anyhow it was nice to catch up with the stunning Ring necked Duck on Roo lough.
not the best pic as my time was limited due to a frisky Bull.