April 18, 2017

Mistle Thrushes .

 Shes only the 1 chick left , the Magpies give her a torrid time in the woodland below my home, but every year they seem to have some success, this recent fledgling was quiet still and camouflaged till food arrived .







April 17, 2017

Grasshopper warbler over Lickeen

Its become an annual thing to head over the hill in April to Lickeen Lake to search for Grasshopper Warblers, I visit the area along the Ballymacken river, its rich in a variety of birdlife.
Willow Warblers, Groppers , Sedgys, Grey Wagtails, Reed Buntings, Skylarks and Mipits.
(no Cuckoo yet).
Its taken many years to be able to get consistant photos of Grasshopper Warblers, you really only get a week or two before they go quiet and into the Tussock Grass. I may get a chance later this week or toward July as some Males may sing again.







March 28, 2017

Doughmore Beach

I was down the coast looking for surf.
Doughmore beach was showing well on a beautiful spring morning.




stonechat
Meadow Pipit

Rock Pipits -March, Clahane

At Clahane Rock Pipit numbers were high in March , various types,varieties, moults and ages of these birds can be seen here feeding along the wall, road and high tide mark








March 6, 2017

Whooper Swans of Moanreel

A small flock of Whooper Swans that feed along the Inagh river system fields near Moanreel every winter.
After a week of rain the water is up to the road and a few Whooper Swans feeding close to the main road, so myself and the children went to see them.





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