November 30, 2023

Waxwing in Ennistymon

 A Waxwing  was frequenting a garden berry bush in Ennistymon, always a welcome vistor.

Back and forth the surrounding few trees it would quietly sit for 20 minutes, fly down munch 5 or 6 berries and back up into the trees where it was hard to see.

Two birds have been seen but Ive only seen the one myself, many thanks to Joe and Joan who kindly let me hang out in thier garden

November 14, 2023

Whimbrel and Hooded Crow attracted to the seaweed

Two Whimbrel were attracted to the seaweed that was along the high tide mark along Clahane shoreline.

Other birds such as Gulls, Redshank, Turnstone and Hooded Crows also were crwling through the seaweed wash up

November 8, 2023

Little Egret at Clahane

   Little Egrets can be seen all along our shorelines and are now a common species to see on the marshes, reefs and joining fields. Nevertheless a stunning bird with beautiful feathers that blow up in the wind and stand out yellow feet.

I remember a long way back in the late 80s in Wales where 4 birds were on Llanridian marsh near a friends house since then Ive witnessed their spread west

 I was watching the Gulls when this fella was walking around the reef at pace it came quiet close while on a major search for food

November 3, 2023

During a storm at Clahane

 Clahane is a good place to visit during a storm, Birds get blown in off the sea and Clahane offers various types of shelter and access to food and water . Today a hungry Redwing was feeding behind the shelter of the sea walls and seaweed corner

An adult Great northern Diver was  blown in and overhead by a strong west.

A pale bellied Brent Goose was feeling alone and looking very tired on the reef.