December 19, 2011

December 17, 2011

Crossbills visit Moanreel

A flock of Crossbills came to visit the Pines next to our home today while i was washing the car, a Sparrowhawk came though and with alarm calls to each other, all flew high in the air together.
I counted 14

December 16, 2011


This Bluethroat has been hanging out at Clonea strand for nearly a month and should be around North Africa for winter...worth the drive to Waterford though.
The bird was quite elusive and  disappeared for some time making brief shows

Black Redstarts at Clonea strand

5 Black Redstarts were hanging along the shoreline of Clonea strand, Waterford, flitting between the hightide line and the gardens

December 7, 2011

The Great northern Diver

Off Liscannor pier a lonely Loon drifts bye on the incoming tide to look for crabs and other crustaceans

November 25, 2011

Panic Stoat

A stoats flee`s a pack of Gulls among the rocks at Clahane, even taking the plunge to escape.

November 22, 2011

Saleen Creek

Saleen creek was interesting even in heavy rain,Med & Black headed gulls,Godwits,Little Egrets, etc, a Canada goose became interested in the crisps i was trying bait the gulls closer to the car with, anyhow didnt stay long

November 21, 2011

Cranes in the rain

 On site at 6am dark with no birds, I was sat on the bales in the rain 7:30am the noise of 19 Common Crane flew in honking to grace the stubble fields outside Middleton Cork,.
A wet morning with no light makes any photography very difficult,
Never the less its nice to have seen these birds and what a start to the day.

November 16, 2011

Seal up river

 Came across this young Common seal up river above Lahinch bridge, while wondering around the marsh, hope it makes it`s way back to sea

November 10, 2011


The swell was nice out of the SW.
Under cover of The cliffs of Moher a few chargers take on some big waves

November 8, 2011

The Super sandbank

With over a week of fine swell and now a 10/10 sandbank has given local surfers a rare delight

November 4, 2011

Purple Sandpipers arrival

Purple Sandpipers have been arriving on our coast this week , joining juvenile Turnstones on the safety of the reefs at hightide Seafield

November 3, 2011

The SW swell

A week long swell out of the Southwest has produced plenty of waves, sore arms and fitness values

October 29, 2011

Long tailed tit

To listen to the whistles of the approaching Long tailed tits always makes me stop and watch them pass by.

October 20, 2011

Pectoral sandpiper pair

These Pectoral sandpipers were feeding around the moss 
on the rock boulders on the Lough Atedaun shoreline.
Nice to see a pair.
Had to get wet again for the shots.cold water

Whooper swan , Sign of winter

The sight of Whooper swans arriving at Lough Atedaun . sign of winter, cold, bbbrrrrr!

October 19, 2011

Shades of Wheater

A few colourful Wheater are feeding between the rocks and fields at Clahane