April 18, 2017

Mistle Thrushes .

 Shes only the 1 chick left , the Magpies give her a torrid time in the woodland below my home, but every year they seem to have some success, this recent fledgling was quiet still and camouflaged till food arrived .







April 17, 2017

Grasshopper warbler over Lickeen

Its become an annual thing to head over the hill in April to Lickeen Lake to search for Grasshopper Warblers, I visit the area along the Ballymacken river, its rich in a variety of birdlife.
Willow Warblers, Groppers , Sedgys, Grey Wagtails, Reed Buntings, Skylarks and Mipits.
(no Cuckoo yet).
Its taken many years to be able to get consistant photos of Grasshopper Warblers, you really only get a week or two before they go quiet and into the Tussock Grass. I may get a chance later this week or toward July as some Males may sing again.







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