May 30, 2015

Willow Warbler

They arrived and straight into their breeding season.
The pair of Willow Warblers next to my garden are already feeding young.

May 15, 2015

A evening swell at Lahinch

 An evening swell at Lahinch , 
Wave conditions were flat all day , a 2.5 m swell pulsed in from the south west around 3pm , by 5pm waves were head high along the reefs and beach .
The sun may rise at in the east but least it settles in a fun location!

My column in the North Clare Local

 Since the beginning of the year this blog has its own column in the local newspaper
Thanks to Karl & Kim at The North Clare Local
Delivering a monthly round up and photographs of local wildlife, nature, weather and surfing conditions of the previous month.


I remember back to when I was a child living in west Wales around 1980 , I would have been 10 years of age or so,~ I used to read the nature column in the Western Telegraph .
One day i read about a bird called a Firecrest which happened to be close to the castle grounds near my home , where i roamed, fished and watched birds as a kid.
 I went out and found that Firecrest
 I find myself writing the same type of article 35 years on.

May 13, 2015

Sedge Warbler -Lickeen

Driving through the lanes near Lickeen lake on a sunny day with the windows down ,your sure to pick up on a singing  Sedge Warbler within the brambles 

May 9, 2015

Young Dipper

A short walk from my home 
 Dippers have been nesting under a bridge in the country lane.
Today the only Dipper to be seen was one juvenile bird.
An Otter was seen searching around the nest site a few days earlier and I wonder ?