August 29, 2019


It was low tide,
But along the high tide line a pool had developed above the seaweed a Knot was among a few Sanderling , Dunlin, Turnstone and Starlings.
35 Black tailed Godwit were further along at Quilty beach


The fields that border our coastline on the west coast of Ireland support so many Curlew that are on migration at this time of year.

August 18, 2019

Checkin in on the Bonapartes

The weather was slightly better yet windy and the Bonapartes Gull was still present at Clahane, its 9th day.

August 11, 2019

Bonaparte`s Gull at Clahane

The morning was wet and westerly.
I wasnt bothered in going far and decided to grab an hour locally before work.
Clahane on the high tide has always been my favorite spot for Gulls and today did not disappoint with this Bonaparte`s Gull.
It was windy with squalls, but surprisingly got a few good photos in between.


August 5, 2019

Bonxie at the Bridges and the Waders start to arrive

Up early and along the coast.
My 1st birds were at Quilty beach ,where a juvenile Greenshank came in off the sea with a scatty peep which were shortly chased by a male Peregrine.
The Bridges of Ross was quiet with only the 1 Bonxie among the steady flow of Manx and Gannets.
At Doonbeg a few Waders have arrived. Dunlin, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover and Whimbrel.