December 23, 2011

Crossbills return



12 Crossbills were again in the Pines, next to my home and all day could be viewed from the kitchen.  Special birds to see so local.

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

Bluethroat



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

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