October 25, 2023
Cattle Egret remains a very rare bird within the county and I have only missed a few records
Ive seen them throughout Europe, in County Limerick and Wexford but its been a long time coming know I finally caught up with a Cattle Egret in Clare down near Lahinch marsh during the school run. It was feeding around Cattle in a field just above the marsh
Poor quality photos from scope camera video
October 22, 2023
October 17, 2023
Take the coast road I said to myself.
Up from beneath the Kilkee Cliffs she came being harassed by Choughs soon a Raven and Rooks got involved and forced the young Eagle up high and over Kilkee town. I had blocked the road and the lad driving the tractor behind joined me to watch as she drifted back toward us high above us and then SW.
A cold morning up around the headland didnt turn up much apart from Meadow Pipits , so the morning progressed to a few gardens in Kilbaha , a few small flocks Great, Blue and Coal Tits were showing and a Yellow browed Warbler showed for not long , a bit of an east wind and no better place than Kilbaha to see one, other wise the area was quiet, SparrowHawks, Kestrels and Buzzard were seen in the village also drawing on the easterly weather
October 5, 2023
A juvenile Sabines Gull was feeding offshore at Clahane in a blasting west wind , rarely coming in as close a the Black headed Gull flock but sometimes ending up in the mix due to the wind, it did not stay long and moved off , never the less always a good patch bird to find on my daily local rounds
October 4, 2023
I tried to see this bird a few days back but got rained off the headland in a storm, but its stuck around all week tempting for me,
I hadnt seen one in a few years and a late afternoon visit was well worth the drive down as the Buff Sand (once found) put on a show running around the grasses picking Crane fly while keeping a short distance from myself.