Plenty of birds in song around Liscannor Graveyard .Local Wrens ,new arrival Whitethroat and a lone male Yellowhammer ,the first ive seen here..but so far no signs of the Tree Sparrows that normally nest here .
April 29, 2013
April 27, 2013
I enjoy there calls as they move through the copse,a common bird ,but a species that is never ignored ..... Every one likes them.
April 26, 2013
April 25, 2013
My Cockerel had woke me early at 5:30 so I took a early morning drive over the hill to Lickeen Lake to see if any Grassshopper warblers had arrived.
A dark damp morning I headed into the fields of tussock grass that i visit every year alongside the Ballymacken river and 4 birds were calling.
I believe the birds had arrived here over night with the partial eclipse of the moon as I heard none yesterday on a short visit ,They start a singing display as soon as they arrive,claiming there territory .
April 21, 2013
April 20, 2013
April 11, 2013
During the winter months the Golden Plovers seem colourless dull and drab, but as they moult and change into the summer plumage a striking looking bird develops,full of colours and tones....I still really enjoy their contact calls and whistles as you approach them on the reef