January 17, 2018

Its corduroy to the Horizon



Some good Ground Swell came our way during the 2nd week of January.
Perfect lines and a phrase rarely used.
"Its corduroy to the Horizon".
Waves shared with friends in cold offshores


Trish
Shaun SA


 On a big windy day my Dad sat up on the point and took a few pics of us lads charging in testing weather conditions
Jeff Copner
Ton DH

January 6, 2018

Red throated Diver - Ballyalia


It was quite unusual to come across a Red throated Diver on Ballyalia yesterday,
This bird has come here from the coast to avoid the storms and winds of the last few days
Tom & Nuala Lynch also came out to see the bird and assured me a 1st record for the lake..cool👍



January 1, 2018

Oystercatchers

General migration along with winter weather has pushed many flocks of Oystercatchers to our windy coastline and into fields .
These birds were in the field along the south side of Clahane, Clare





December 29, 2017

Forest Redpolls

Coming through the Pine forest near Willowbrook I edged up upon 5 Redpoll that were feeding on Grass seeds in the open dry areas.
Always a bird I see in barren places




December 28, 2017

Little Grebe


The Little Grebe is a common bird in County Clare, found on most Loughs and ponds, sometimes in their 100s.
This little fella was at the small pond near Drumcliffe cemetery,




December 22, 2017

Lahinch Misty morning

In the morning during  a surf check , we left Doolin to a clear sky , as we passed `over the hill` back to Lahinch the area was under a a thick moving mist.
The photo light was challenging in the white atmosphere


Lahinch bay
ennistymon mast


December 18, 2017

A weathered birdwatch through the lowlands

Pure miserable weather in the morning took us away from Drumcliffe ,where plenty of  Black tailed Godwits, Lapwing, Shoveler, Wigeon & Teal were in the flooded field...we headed for the Corofin loughs
The best of birdlife was the 120 Whooper Swans wintering in their usual  flooded fields near Lough Cullen, plenty of Fieldfare and Redwing like this area also. 16 Greylag Geese came down in the fields near Muchanagh
We also spent a short while in the horse field at Roo lough looking for the car keys 👀



 We got all the way to the Martello Tower on Auganish island North Clare, the weather cleared somewhat and a cold wind was now coming off the sea
 5 Male Long tailed Duck along with 4 Black throated Divers, 2Black Guillemots and Red breasted Merganzers were in the deep water off the causway.
A  hardy 50 strong Greenfinch flock were on the coast at the Tower.
12 Grey Plover, Oystercatchers and Dunlin were on the shores of the pool