December 13, 2022

A Frozen winter swell

A new swell arrives from out in the Atlantic that is met with a light east wind and cold land temperature.
Surfers. People born for extremety. They cant help but push the elements of the weather and ocean.

Lahinch bay birds

On a winters day of no swell and clean ocean due to cold easterly winds Lahinch bay can be at it optimum so see birdlife.
THE large flock of Common Scotor often attracts others such as Velvet Scoter , Scaup and Long tailed Duck. Eider Duck and Great Northern Diver can be seen crabbing while if your lucky a Red throated Diver may come close to shore chasing Dab.

December 9, 2022

Drake Eider in Lahinch bay

Well happy to come across a Drake Eider at Lahinch beach.
I spotted the bird while in the top car park it was way across the bay so I went over to Kilmacreedy to check it., after venturing down the beach the duck paddled up to Lahinch beach, so back around to the end of the prom to get a look. 

Spotted Redshank

There's only one place I know that I can consistently see Spotted Redshank and that's Corranroo wheres they feed up and down a certain gully and only ever two and you cant get in 100 yards or they just go.
Spot Shanks are a rare bird to the county , I've only seen others at Shannon Airport Lagoon and in a flooded field at Clahane.