Early morning I headed along the Clare coast in search of migrating shorebirds.
As I past through a quiet Lahinch ,4 Female Common Dolphins with calfs were showing well and playing in a glassy Lahinch bay ,
` I just woke up to baby Dolphins`.
Lough Donnel showed 2 Ruff , 30 Dunlin and 30 Black tailed Godwits, but not the bird I was looking for.
At the bottom end of Dugmore beach, Doonbeg a pod of large Bottlenose Dolphins were close to the reef giving fantastic views in the scope.
At Seafield ,Quilty ,a pair of Curlew Sandpipers and a few Dunlin were in the corner near the boats and gave me a chance for some camera practice.