August 31, 2012
August 24, 2012
Large Gulls normally tend to be easy to watch, but here today was a certain nervousness about theses Gulls and were very flighty. Wonder why?
August 23, 2012
August 19, 2012
While back at Quilty beach again , birds were continuing to stop off and pass through.
Some Redshanks and Knot were feeding at lowtide that i noticed were joined by a Ruff, but what was the small pink bird ?
At distance I thought the bird was a Buff breasted sandpiper , with its colour and smaller size ,especially while standing next to the Ruff..I was convinced."Tell the world".
Later on ..while checking the photos..i now believe this maybe a juvenile Ruff ..
August 18, 2012
August 16, 2012
|BTG and Knot|
August 14, 2012
August 9, 2012
August 8, 2012
|Sand martin nestling|
Whitestrand is a relatively safe , quiet bay , The Sand Martins that nest here yearly seem always to do well, a combination of fields of cows and a beach with decomposing seaweed produce plenty of flies, Gnats and other food items
August 6, 2012
|Bottom of Mullaghmore|
|SelfHeal (prunella vulgaris)|
|Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar|
|Bumble Bee on Knapweed|
|Nursery Web Spider|
August 4, 2012
The most literal meaning of blue moon is when the moon (not necessarily a full moon) appears to a casual observer to be unusually bluish, which is a rare event. The effect can be caused by smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere, as has happened after forest fires in Sweden and Canada in 1950 and 1951 and after the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, which caused the moon to appear blue for nearly two years. Other less potent volcanos have also turned the moon blue.
Flitting around the dry grasses near Mullaghmore on the Burren, this Common Blue catches the eye, a stunning little creature.
I was taking a few photos of the lads out surfing off the Lahinch reefs when a large 1st winter Glaucous Gull drifted by the shoreline dow...
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After work , the sun was scorching so my Little ones and myself took a Fathers day walk through the trails near Mullagmore on the Burren We...
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...
The sun was out and there was a hint of direction with small swell A day off work planned to meet up and go surfing with Jonny & Pipa...
I was down the coast looking for surf. Doughmore beach was showing well on a beautiful spring morning. stonechat Meadow...
Driving back along the South Lickeen road, a Stoat was busy on the verge of the road I slowed down only for the little animal to threate...
Something different on Lahinch beach today. Velella is a genus of free-floating Hydrozoans that lives on the surface of the op...