An Ireland bird born from the colony at Lough Ree
July 24, 2022
July 19, 2022
An Elegant Tern with its big yellow bill was playing King of the castle on the small island on the hottest day of the year
I visit this colony every year and always hoped one day of a rare Tern here and they dont come much rarer than a bird that comes from around Pacific Mexico
Im having a afternoon sleep when `BING`5pm and news came through of a Tern with a yellow bill at my local Tern,,,,,,, colony on the Clare/Galway border. 30 minutes later and Im helping the land owner heard a few sheep into a field,[land permission costs] Ive known the old famer a good few years and today he was 85yo, a quick chat and off across the limestone fields to the Terns
July 14, 2022
July 13, 2022
A nice gathering of Gulls has formed in Lahinch beach reefs.
I was aiming to photograph Sandwich Terns that were feeding a juvenile on a rock.
While doing this I focused on what first thought was a lazy Common Gull that hadn't moved due to my presence ,as it stood up in my camera focus I realised it was a 2cy Ring billed Gull and probably the one from Clahane previous week