October 25, 2022
October 20, 2022
October 18, 2022
The wind was blowing, thats what has brought these birds in off the ocean
For 3 days weve had Grey Phalaropes entertaining us between Clahane and Liscannor harbour and some can be very tame,
The 2 days were very stormy and windy as we watched these birds deal with it while trying to feed on the high tide shoreline, but the wind has turned to the east now and they shall now depart us, entertaining little things I must say.
Heres a small collection of photos of a few of the birds.
October 16, 2022
October 15, 2022
The morning still dark with thunder and lightning from the SW.
With the Yellow rumped Warbler still available and weather condtions pretty bleak a stroll through the gardens with the company of Murf was on the cards, Thanks to sheds and pubs to escape the down pours of hail and rain.
A few Redpoll, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Blackbirds and Tits were about the village. Yellow rumped Warbler only showed for a few minutes for me and well enough too.
A few days back, I was on my way back to Ireland but I was still in Wales with an hour to spare, I took a quick detour to Penclawdd Pill to just to test a new scope on the estuary marsh.
In the distance slowly floating, circling was a Red Kite , it was down light but a grace to watch in the air as it lifted high over the village and over the hills.
One day with luck the national bird of my home country with be up-light and in focus, until then the Hour is over .
October 13, 2022
October 7, 2022
October 2, 2022
October 1, 2022
Checked into the bing on the phone. and it was time to leave the Golden Plovers at Clahane and head to Loop Head for a Red eyed Vireo that young James Organ found during the outing.
Sure enough a few people were on site and the Vireo showed for small moments around the garden of the Rural resettlement for most of the day.
It was a bit of a surprise after midday as an Orange yoke showed in the same garden,, a bit of shuffling around between the lads and a Baltimore Oriole showed for a few snaps, I took an ID photo from the adjacent field...but.. "All I just seen was a can of Fanta", and then the bird remained elusive, later I found the bird feeding on Blackberries below the garden down but it soon flew off and down toward Keatings.
A good vibe was made by all involved that added to good day