July 31, 2015

Banded Demoiselles

I know of  a small field of Yellow Iris near to Inchiquin
Every year in this patch numbers of Banded Demoiselle Damselies flit about the stems 
Fairy like creatures.

July 30, 2015

Back to Loop

Its been a few months now since I was down at the headland.
I took a walk from the lighthouse area towards the Fodry.
A few juvenile Kittiwakes and Guillemots are still on the cliff faces.
Rafts of Guillemots were out on the water and Gulls were patrolling for a meal.

Grey Heron tackles an Eel

On the shoreline at Clahane a Grey Heron tackles an Eel that it has caught.
A difficult prey item, made more difficult when dropped in the seaweed

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July 16, 2015

Dark green Fritilary

On the Burren
Plenty of Dark green Fritilary were on show on this warm day in the Templecronan area of Carran. 
 Seldom did you get the chance of a photo as they were on the wing and quick,

Juvenile Swallow

A few young Swallows were perched up waiting for the parents to feed them.
Patient ,with no movement they didnt find me a threat and were quite approachable

July 14, 2015

Fly Orchid

I came across a few Fly Orchids today, again in the Mullaghmore area of the Burren

July 9, 2015

The wildflower pasture

Just above the bridge below the castle at Lahinch marsh is a thick pasture of wildflowers.

Pyramidal Orchid
Bee Orchid

Eye bright

Take a stroll up the Green road

The Green road is situated in the heart of the Burren at Mullaghmore cross.
Its a peaceful  area with exceptional wildflowers 

Butterfly Orchid (lesser)
Common spotted Orchid
Dog rose 
Ox eyed Daisy
Speckled Wood
Common spotted Orchid (white)