Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crab Graveyard

While birdwatching down at Liscannor Harbour my attention was diverted to what could be only described as a Crab Graveyard.One would wonder what impact the removal of this amount of crab regular from within Lahinch bay does to the natural function of such a marine ecosytem.
I dont know.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Great Black-backed Gull eats Sandwitch Tern

I was sat watching and listening to the Terns at Lady Island Lake , Wexford
A Great Black-backed Gull flys in -proceeds to kill and eat a juvenile Sandwitch Tern.
The best bits were not photographed as views were so much better in the scope.

Friday, August 8, 2014

A day round Tacumshin coastlines

 I started my at East end car park ,8am  at around 9;30 along the channel I picked up sight of a Marsh Harrier in the scope ,but disappeared as quickly as it showed. 

I did a few laps of the area with only the regular birds on show around the lake. I stopped at the Sluice gate for a while , It was getting hot in the day...nobody around  I found myself in a desert scene, I headed of along the dunes

While walking within the heat of the day , lots of Common Terns and a Roseate Tern passed by me  heading in and out to sea ,
Common Tern
 Roseate Tern

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pyramidal Orchids bloom

Pyramidal Orchids add a spark of colour  to patches above the high water mark near Lahinch marsh

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ringlet Butterfly

The Ringlet has a short flight time of about 8 weeks. 
Viewed from above they seem quite velvet black, and underwing the spots stand out with a white eye
Can be seen feeding and flitting around bramble flowers.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Common Blue & Small Heath

Common Blue and Small Heath Butterflies are massing in our bogs and grasslands.
A simple walk should be enough to see them

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Puffins of The Cliffs of Moher

The Puffin colony around Aile na` Sharrah side of The Cliffs of Moher seems very healthy , 5-10 metres up on the grass patches they bask in the evening sun,the sky full of auks bringing food into the nests and 100`s were sitting out on the water as Puffins do in the late evening

Evening Cliff Trek

A stunning evening at The Cliffs of Moher.
I took my two eldest daughters and their friend on a trek to the base of the cliffs to see the Puffins.
Its was an exiting time for them on the steep decent and climb back, and a moment to remember for all their days.
 You dont forget your first time at the bottom  of this majestic place

We returned to the top to Fulmars gliding in a view of Sunset over the Aran Isles