October 28, 2010

October 18, 2010

October 16, 2010

A passing Knot

Wading bird belonging to the sandpiper family. It is about 25 cm/10 in long, with a short bill, neck, and legs
. In the winter, it is grey above and white below. It feeds on insects and molluscs.

Breeding in North American, European, and Asian arctic regions, knots travel widely in winter, to be found as far south as South Africa, Australasia, and southern parts of South America and Seafield ,Clare

October 13, 2010

Peace in Lahinch Bay

A spectacular evening around Lahinch Bay ,An unexpected alone Snow bunting flits in and around the reef at Bartra

October 11, 2010

Paddyfield Warbler on show *not*

The Paddyfield warbler remained flavour of the day by birders from all over Ireland , the bird remained whenever possible in cover, a bit of patience and i got my pics.

Another morning at Loop head

Chiffchafs were abundant at the lighthouse this morning along with other warblers

October 10, 2010

Loop head . Paddyfield Warbler

Paddyfield warbler
 A new species for Clare and an exiting find within the lighthouse grounds 

Loop Head - The day of the birds of prey

Short eared Owl ,Sparrowhawk, Merlin and other Raptors are busy hunting the vunerable

Loop Head - The day of the birds

I was on the Loop to witness a fantastic drop off migrant birds
Lots of birds going through Loop head , Redstart ,Pied flycatchers,Nightingale,Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat, Paddyfield warbler, Short eared owl, Merlin ,Sparrowhawks, Pect Sand, Hobby, Garden Warbler, Lapland Bunting Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs

Pied Flycatcher

Lesser Whitethroat

October 8, 2010

Arctic rest

A juvenile Arctic Tern rests up during a long haul flight  , pretty well hidden among the high tide pebbles

Shanks on the Clahane high tides

Using the sea wall as cover ,the tide is pushing full , sun is going down.
Birds like these Greenshanks & Redshanks roost close to the road