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

On the headlands in Cork

My only Pallid harrier shot
Siberian Chiffchaff
 Hen harrier
With so many birds to try and find and see during the day -
To watch a Pallid & Albino  glide along the valley at dusk is a moment i will never forget.
Its time for home

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