January 21, 2023

Waders roost at Clahane

 On the high tide the short west facing coastline at Clahane has 4 reef pieces that secure a safe place to roost during the day. Up to 400 Golden Plover can be seen here along with Greenshank, Redshank, Purple Sandpiper, Turnstone, Curlew, Dunlin and Brent Geese can be seen on  what I call the middle roost.

January 16, 2023

Two Seal Pups resting at Clahane

  As I was leaving Clahane on the road out I could see Two Seal pups probably around 6 or 7 months old were resting up quite high up on the south side reef at Clahane.

 It had been a stormy week and Id say can be a tiring time for these fellas. I sat myself down on a lower level part of the reef up light  for a few shots and made my way. 

January 8, 2023

Hooded Merganzer

After a small wait, as the Teal and Wigeon moved out of the reeds and grasses for the open water the Hooded Merganzer came down from upstream were it moved in mingled for a short while before shooting off at speed down estuary.

it was time to move on for the White winged Scoter at Achill, that was a whole different story in crazy weather conditions

January 3, 2023

Gleninagh Coast

 On the right weather conditions during a cold winter morning, You couldnt find such a peaceful place to be. 

The schrubs are busy with churping Redwings and Blackbirds , but the coastline is hidden and quiet Black throated Divers may come in close to feed with Great northern Divers, Red breasted Merganzers, Shag, distant toward and up the Rhine a female Velvet Scoter was with a small flock of Common Scoter