November 28, 2019

Rose ringed Parakeets -Hyde Park London

I spent a morning in Hyde Park London.
Now for me being a very rural birdwatcher living out in the country,Urban birding felt very strange thing for me to doing, then you come across these fellows the feral Rose ringed Parakeet.

So like it or hate it?
On personal note, they captivated me for a morning and I really enjoyed the spectacle they put on.
The calls from the tree tops, small flocks flying over head, individuals being hand fed, the colours and cheeky Parrot syndrome.
I Enjoy them, but at a guess Id say they could be quite destructive.
With a obvious stable population and being non migratory they are there to stay and increasing
They are now in the same class with Collared Dove, Little Owl, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Feral Pigeon etc.

November 21, 2019

Fog bog Crows

I was on the bog for a Hen Harrier roost watch but the Fog was thick and the visibility was very poor.
This pair of Hooded Crow came to check me out, even they were wet and miserable, but somehow they make a make a living up here.
But thats life on top of a bog.

November 12, 2019

Pink footed Goose with Greylags

A Pink footed Goose was with 3 Greylag Geese in the marshland opposite the Pitch n put along Liscannor road. A good chance that they blew in on the previous storm this weekend.

Greylag Goose

Pink footed Goose

November 4, 2019

Iceland Gull. As the weather changes

The morning was clear and the tide was approaching high.
As I passed Lahinch on my way south along the coast a low heavy sea mist came in.
It was now wet with a stiff breeze and a real winter feeling.
 I passed Quilty on the road to Seafield.
Plenty of Gulls were in the air and around the hightide wash,
This Iceland Gull popped up on the wall with a few Herring Gulls