November 25, 2018

Cattle Egret. One of the Five

Finally managed to catch up with a Cattle Egret.
I was hoping to see the five birds in a different area over near the Greyhound stadium fields but they were not there.
I made a return to the cows that they were seen with all week , that were now in a closer field to the road.
One lone Cattle Egret was doing what Cattle Egrets do.
Unreal watching the Hooded Crows showing interest in it, eventually scared off by the local Buzzard

Turtle Dove -Ballyalia farm

I was passing through Ennis so I made a quick stop off at the farm on the south side of Ballyalia Lake to catch up with this Turtle Dove that was hanging out with 70 very flighty Collared Doves