November 26, 2014

The swell keeps on rolling in

After a wave drought throughout the summer, a feast has been on offer right through the month of november.
Consistant west swells and south to east winds have produced a full month of  glorious waves on the west coast and it aint over yet.
Here are just a few photos from Lahinch



Return of the Purps

The Purple Sandpipers have arrived back to the shoreline of Seafield , nice to see a few of the ringed birds that winter here every year




November 20, 2014

November 12, 2014

Morning to the evening



An uncrowded morning of a new swell , surfers watch , deciding on tides and if the swell will be better as the tide drops.
After my surf at low tide I hung out on the reef filming the action of the evening session.


Check out my short film


November 3, 2014

Moyasta Creek

The old West Clare Railway, part museum, part train yard built around the The triangular platform  of Moyasta junction
The creek joins onto Poulnasherry bay under the bridge.

 Over this week I have had a few visits to Moyasta ,mainly to get views of the Lesser Yellowlegs that was found late the weekend before.

The west clare railyway
 Quite a nice spread out wetland area  ,not the easiest of places to observe the wildfowl but views of 100s of Widgeon,Teal and Pintail are on the water, while Greenshank,Redshank,Snipes and Little Egret feed along the banks
Moyasta creek
The weather forcast of quite a stiff south winds and showers was never truer.


Over next the following days birders came and didnt see it,some said the bird was tame and approachable with some nice photos to be got.
 I so wanted a photo or two that I headed back down , the Yellowlegs was still present on the far bank , but high water and rain storms ended the day.
Poulnasherry bay
I never did get my photo

October 26, 2014

The Great Black-backed Gull


There seems to be good numbers of Great black-backed Gulls along our coastline.
I counted 72 between Lurga point/ Seafield and the end of Quilty beach.
Ive noticed many around the Liscannor area also...maybe ill try a count on them sometime this week.