September 30, 2010

Sparrowhawk vs Kestrel





A Sparrowhawk catches a Starling , shortly after is attacked by a Kestrel ,both birds running between the rocks screaming.
In a small cove near Quilty

September 29, 2010

Dunlin - Calidris alpina - Quilty

Dunlin on the shoreline at Quilty , very close ,and i got wet again not watching the tide,lying on the reef

September 25, 2010

Quilty Wagtails


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The difference between Pied and White Wagtails shown here on the Quilty shoreline

September 23, 2010

Red throated Divers



A pair of Red-throated Divers fly by between Seafield west beach and Mutton island , while im laying on the wet sand taking pics of Sanderling

September 21, 2010

Redshanks at Clahane

Redshank numbers at Clahane are on the increase now and with plenty of seaweed to rott , more will come as the colder weather approaches

September 15, 2010

Black Terns on passage



Quite a few Black Terns on passage have been seen through Ireland this week , this my 3rd, at Coonagh settlement ponds Limerick.
Juvenile
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Great Skua

Bonxie of The Bridges of ross

AGP

A little jumpy rather nervous American Golden Plover shifts around the seaweed on a muddy estuary innlet, hard bird to approach and easily alarmed by the 15 Greenshank ,20 Redshank & a bunch of Curlew in the area
Moyasta-off the railway bridge

September 11, 2010

Kingfisher at the Lough


A Kingfisher darts from the fence posts in flooded fields around Lough Inchiquin...
Watched the bird in the scope with my 7 year old daughter Kirra.
"MAGIC"
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September 6, 2010

Flock of Curlew Sandpipers



An unusual flock of Curlew Sandpipers , normally you have to pick a Curlew sand out of a large flock of Dunlin .
Today was the opposite 12 to 5
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Little Egret at Lough Donnell





One Little Egret at Lough Donnell , feeding non stop amongst the gulls...
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September 2, 2010

Curlew Sandpiper at Seafield




A Curlew Sandpiper feeding in the shallows at Seafield , A passage migrant mixing it up with Dunlin and Sanderlings
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A tidy swell

This reef needs a good swell , not often ridden...

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