Taking a slow drive along Llanridian marsh hoping to catch up with the Marsh Harrier that my father got to see earlier . A raptor approached along the marsh , it was hard to see directly down light even as it flew past close the car , no good photo opportunity arose
The fork tail will always give away a Kite though,
When in Wales , Red Kites are always a target species
Id traveled from west Ireland by car and ferry to my homeland in Wales, the sun was out and I was approaching Swansea west when we recieved a text from my father
: Meet me in Llanelli wetland centre :
A delightful place built for wildlife and people to share. Plenty of gadwall , Grey herons and Dragonflies were on view from the hides
A large flock of Greylag Geese were out on the marsh ,viewable from the look out tower
The hides and viewing areas (indoor and out) were quite an experience.
This place is loaded with information and education and a very attractive place for the children to indulge in their introduction to wildlife
Over the years I have never had much luck in getting any decent Curlew photos.
Such a wary species of bird , they dont seem to take to any human activity whatsoever.
This fella was close to the road at Doonbeg , still by the time you stop,window down ,camera up it was already walking off
Its was nice to spend a bit of time at my local patch ,
Shorebirds like Greenshank ,Common Sandpipers ,Redshank ,Turnstone and Golden Plover are arriving along the coast .
A Mediteranean Gull was roosting up on the hightide with Common ,Black-headed and Herring Gulls
A pair of Ravens passed through along the cliff range and a Sparrowhawk passed low over the seasweed up the cliff and off over the fields hunting.
It wouldnt be Clahane without a few Rock Pipits
After a long summer of very little in the way of surf in Lahinch, a swell was tracked for a few days prior.
Its time to blow of the cobwebs
During the day most of the local surfers would have gotten into the water in need of waves.