January 23, 2018

Hawfinch flurrys

I had a 1:30 drop off in Limerick City and was free till 4pm , so I took my son into Curragh chase Forest park to see Hawfinch.
We seen a few single Hawfinch roaming high in the Tree tops, while in the carpark play ground a flock of 18 birds passed over into the Trees near the Top playground.
A flurry of 5+ also passed through  the top playground as well as more singles.
Many birds left flying towards and passed the House due to disturbance in the top playground

January 20, 2018

Big Gull movement

I parked the Car along the seafront road between Quilty and Seafield and watched the Big Gull movement from the wall.
 Plenty of Iceland Gulls and Glaucous Gulls were among the Great Black backed, Herring and Common Gull that were lingering in the wind along this straight of coast searching the high tide line.

The One legged Ringed Sanderling

Ive been following Sanderlings at Seafield now for over a decade and had kept a photo record of the ringed birds till a hard drive collapse this year.
This bird was on Quilty beach today showing the same tag as in a post I published in 2012  but now missing a right foot.,,,did the right leg once have a red/blue rings ??

January 17, 2018

Its corduroy to the Horizon

Some good Ground Swell came our way during the 2nd week of January.
Perfect lines and a phrase rarely used.
"Its corduroy to the Horizon".
Waves shared with friends in cold offshores

Shaun SA

 On a big windy day my Dad sat up on the point and took a few pics of us lads charging in testing weather conditions
Jeff Copner
Ton DH

January 6, 2018

Red throated Diver - Ballyalia

It was quite unusual to come across a Red throated Diver on Ballyalia yesterday,
This bird has come here from the coast to avoid the storms and winds of the last few days
Tom & Nuala Lynch also came out to see the bird and assured me a 1st record for the lake..cool👍

January 1, 2018


General migration along with winter weather has pushed many flocks of Oystercatchers to our windy coastline and into fields .
These birds were in the field along the south side of Clahane, Clare