June 29, 2010

Terns




The Tern colony on the Clare north coast buzzing with activity both ommon and Sandwitch terns feeding there young
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June 23, 2010

My Greenfinch

This greenfich has raised its family in our garden with our feeders, he seems to trust me and allows me very close

Two clare views



View of the Aran islands from the cliffs of moher on a late summer evening.
Lahinch beach late evening sundown

June 5, 2010

Red backed Shrike


A fleeting glimpse..A red backed Shrike..without Paul copners (my father) knowledge of the Welsh countryside i would have no chance of finding something as rare as this. Lots of dragon flies about,good food for this migrant. Llyn lech owain reserve
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Carreg-cennan woods





More birds of this woodland, Spotted flycatcher , Buzzard , Nuthatch, all breed here
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Redstarts





Carreg-Cennen castle woods , a special welsh woodland known by my father Paul copner hosts so many birds...here is a nesting pair of Redstart, elusive , twitchy and somewhat difficult to photo
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Great spotted woodpecker




A recently fledged Great spotted woodpecker , shown to me by 8 year old Anna Luporini.. we`ll call it Anna`s woodie
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Llangenith locals




The sanddunes at Llangenith buzz with activity , lots of birds and animals are out feeding there young dispite hundreds of beach goers.
Whitetroats sing on every bush , Stonechats and Meadow pipits feed young, rabbits are numerous
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Grassholm



Grassholm , A small island of the coast of Wales, host to a large Gannetry. These pics are taken from the Ferry

Black Guillemots of Rosslare


Several pairs of Black Guillemot nest in the old drainage pipes in the harbour wall at Rosslare , always worth a look when your waiting for a ship to Wales

June 2, 2010

Wales visit

In Wales at the moment for a week surfing and birding.
Good waves, and good birding, so far....
Red backed shrike, GS woodpecker, warblers etc...need to get home and upload some snaps

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