December 28, 2012
An Otter was very active around Liscannor pier. At one point while thinking ahead and getting into a position for a photo the Otter walked up the pier steps to me...had a look at me and went back down...it was then scared off by someone standing in the open above me trying to film it via a viewcam on an ipad while shouting...ill say no more.
December 26, 2012
December 10, 2012
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December 1, 2012
Rafts of Black throated Diver have arrived for winter in Galway bay . Not a bird that you photo close up, these birds tend to be 1/2 mile out on most occasions , but being new arrivals Id say they are checking out the fishing grounds , bringing them closer to shore. I got to see over 30 of these rare Divers off Gleninagh Pier , Ballyvaughan.
November 26, 2012
I headed out and about on a text message that said there had been a sighting of a Waxwing in Ennis ...
Wandering the Tulla rd in a part of Clare i was not familiar with, I came across 35 + Waxwings that were feasting on a berry tree , for a time they seemed to be everywhere ,calling a moving through surrounding trees.
The birds were superb and a joy to photograph
November 12, 2012
While watching the shoreline the sun came out and was giving good light, so I took the opportunity for some photos.
November 9, 2012
22 Purple sandpipers have arrived for winter at Seafield , some of these birds I recognise from last year due to the colour ringing scheme that the birds are involved in , more birds will arrive over the coming week and we should hopefully see over 100 birds.
November 7, 2012
Like father like son..enjoying a fine day out.
November 1, 2012
A bit of local birdwatching at Clahane was nice to end to the afternoon , a small flock Golden Plover were at the far reef , a snipe was near the reeds of the flooded field , the usual gathering of Rock pipits were along the wall with the high tide. Good numbers of Great northern divers are coming in Liscannor bay.
October 30, 2012
With this juvenile Red breasted Flycatcher being small and elusive in a no entry garden, Drizzle and showers & 4 kids in the car I didnt believe I would see this bird let alone get a photo or two .Fifteen patient minutes watching and I spotted it from the road just in the area where John Murphy said I would see it
Gerry the owner of the field next to the garden gave me permission to to use the field to help me find the bird, a few psshts and the bird showed a bit better..
Gibsons garden ,Kilbaha
The symbol of RSPB Looking at the pictures in an Observer's book of birds in the 70`s, I grew up drawing the black & white bird...
My family and I were out on The Burren near Carron on one of our nature treks We were watching Black tailed Skimmers copulating in the air...
Traveling around from Doolin to Lahinch with an hour to spare. I took the short walk to Aile na Sharragh on the Cliffs of Moher. Possib...
A family of Ravens were busying themselves at Aile na Sharragh / Cliffs of Moher, The parents were giving loud flying lessons. As usual ...
A few miles from home ,Driving through the forestry in Willowbrook A distance up the road in a blink of an eye : I thought I saw a Stoat s...
Shes only the 1 chick left , the Magpies give her a torrid time in the woodland below my home, but every year they seem to have some succ...
I was on an old back road, on my way over to Doolin from Ennistymon. There was`nt a cloud in the sky and the countryside was alive with bi...
Something different on Lahinch beach today. Velella is a genus of free-floating Hydrozoans that lives on the surface of the op...
Its become an annual thing to head over the hill in April to Lickeen Lake to search for Grasshopper Warblers, I visit the area along the Ba...