December 27, 2009

December 25, 2009

Christmas garden birds

Frozen in,

The cold , frosty snap through xmas was good for the garden birdwatcher stuck at home

December 17, 2009

December 16, 2009

December 14, 2009

Frozen shoreline

Clahane, early morning thaw of the frozen seaweed around the high tide mark..a good day for birds

December 2, 2009

November 18, 2009

November 16, 2009

Purple sandpipers Seafield


Waders including the Purple sandpiper flock to this harbour in late autumn

November 2, 2009

October 28, 2009

Gulls,Gulls!!



A Little gull sits alone in a wet field
An adult Glaucous gull in flight , a big bird

October 20, 2009

The first swell of winter





Winter has started with a ground swell setting our reefs alight with joy ,fun.
Some people scraped up the remains of energy for a 2nd session,
They scored great waves twice
A grey seal enjoying the sun wonders what it is all about?

October 12, 2009

October 2, 2009

Buff bellied pipit still at clahane






The pipit was paid a lot of atttention today by the local birders, some saw it . some did not!

October 1, 2009

Buff bellied pipit


A very rare vagrant from North america,this bird has been seen twice ever in county clare and found both times by local birder Dave Mac at Clahane

September 23, 2009

Three Kilbaha locals




Dunlin , Ringed Plover @ a Snipe ,all can be viewed while having a pint in Keatings bar ( what more can you ask)

Loophead Lighthouse


A sunny day , so you drive 50 miles you get to destination and a big black storm is waiting for you, but thats the joy of the one of the futhermostly westerly point of Ireland , the weather is very unpredictable

September 18, 2009

Peregrine Falcons




Father and son , an adult Peregrine teaching his chick how to hunt waders at Clahane

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