August 31, 2014

Little Gull at Clahane

Dropped into Clahane yesterday for a quick birdwatch on my way to work .
The sun was out and a  Little Gull was feeding close in with the usual Black-headed Gulls ,I had no camera.
I returned this morning on route to work, with an hour to spare, the day was dull and lightless, but the Little Gull was showing well.

August 29, 2014

Brown Rat

A Brown Rat was searching along the creegh river bank. It wasnt a bit shy of me. Bold as brass.

August 27, 2014

Late evening Water falls

I spent the last 1/2 hour of day light at The cascades in Ennistymon town .
A great place to spend time with a new camera .

August 25, 2014

Willow warbler

A Willow Warbler searching the underneath of leaves for Aphids because this is where Aphids feed on the trees sap

August 23, 2014

Reed Bunting moult

A  feeling rather uncomfortable moulting Reed Bunting presented a nice photo opportunity at Clahane today

August 14, 2014

Crab Graveyard

While birdwatching down at Liscannor Harbour my attention was diverted to what could be only described as a Crab Graveyard.One would wonder what impact the removal of this amount of crab regular from within Lahinch bay does to the natural function of such a marine ecosytem.
I dont know.

August 11, 2014

Great Black-backed Gull eats Sandwitch Tern

I was sat watching and listening to the Terns at Lady Island Lake , Wexford
A Great Black-backed Gull flys in -proceeds to kill and eat a juvenile Sandwitch Tern.
The best bits were not photographed as views were so much better in the scope.

August 8, 2014

A day round Tacumshin coastlines

 I started my at East end car park ,8am  at around 9;30 along the channel I picked up sight of a Marsh Harrier in the scope ,but disappeared as quickly as it showed. 

I did a few laps of the area with only the regular birds on show around the lake. I stopped at the Sluice gate for a while , It was getting hot in the day...nobody around  I found myself in a desert scene, I headed of along the dunes

While walking within the heat of the day , lots of Common Terns and a Roseate Tern passed by me  heading in and out to sea ,
Common Tern
 Roseate Tern