July 28, 2018

Juvenile Med Gull

This juvenile med Gull has been around Clahane for over 10 days now.
Still mixing it up on the reef with Black headed Gulls, making chick like mewing calls for food.

July 25, 2018

Sandwich Terns and shorebirds

An afternoon wander in the sun took me to Aughinish.
A Stoat was hunting the sea wall on the causeway, but even with a few sightings i never got the camera on it.
50 Sandwich Terns gathered on the exposed rocks and dry sandbanks of the pool that is low in water
Shorebirds around the pool and seashore included Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Redshank, Turnstone, Little Egret and Shelduck

July 24, 2018

Clahane 18 \7 \18

Its been a while since I have had anytime to get out along the coast and birdwatch. So I stopped in at Clahane back a few days ago to check my local patch.
A juv Kittiwake along with a Med Gull were feeding the high tide among 200 Black headed Gull
The other side of the road Reed Buntings , Rock Pipits and Stonechats all with young kept busy,
Further up the reef on the middle roost a few Sandwich Terns one with a silver ring on right leg

Kittiwake imm

Med Gull
Reed Bunting

Sandwitch Tern