June 10, 2015

Dew Moth . Pretty & Rare

The Dew moth, not currently known in Ireland outside the Burren

On a warm morning I set off to  the the Burren to look for rare Butterflies with hope of seeing a Marsh Fritilary or Pearl bordered Fritilary within the area of  St Fiachtnan's Well at Fahee North near Carran.
Even though the weather was fine, Butterflys were scarce during the day ,all that was  fluttering about were good numbers of  Dew moths. I overlooked them as they proved difficult to photo. I never at the time realised that I was witnessing a small erruption of a real rare day flying Moth only found in small pockets of the burren and no where else in Ireland, making these creatures a real Burren specialty.


June 7, 2015

Common Blues around the lagoon

Common Blue Butterflies were  adding colour to the flora around the outskirts of Shannon airport Lagoon

June 3, 2015

Common Sandpiper -Lough Bunny

I came across this Common Sandpiper perched up on a rock on the shoreline of Lough Bunny.
The bird seemed quite scruffy and was maybe in moult.