November 29, 2010

Lough Inchiquin ,Cold

Lough Inchiquin ,Cold misty morning
Originally uploaded by Jeffcop

A freezing cold morning.
A frozen mist sits on the north end of the lough

November 27, 2010

Velvet Scoter hanging out in Lahinch bay

A cold day in Lahinch bay , with a chilly northeast wind.
A Velvet scoter hangs out alone in Lahinch bay not involved with the 18 Common scoter also in the bay, the bird apears to be a female

November 24, 2010

Squirrels in the leaves

Red squirrel rumage through the leaves , Curragh chase forest park

Hawfinch in the treetops

Hawfinch move quickly through the Hornbeam treetops , are very rare sight in Ireland.
a count of six in a single flock , impossible to follow in the woodland , seen only from a distance

November 21, 2010

Green winged Teal back in Bell Harbour

Green-winged Teal ,Anas carolinensis more than any other species of duck, prefer to seek food on mud flats. Where mud flats are lacking, they prefer shallow marshes or temporarily flooded agricultural lands

November 16, 2010

A few Red Squirrels & Jay hords

Red squirrels and flocks of Jay are all action in the forest searching the leaves collecting tree seed. Curragh chase forest park , Limerick

Bramblings in town

Bramblings rumaging the leave litter under trees in gardens and parks around Ennis, gathering fallen seed with Chaffinches

November 10, 2010

November 9, 2010

Great northern Divers at Liscannor harbour

A few Great northern Divers are approaching our shores for winter , 3 in count today at Liscannor harbour