Monday, October 5, 2015

Lapland Bunting

This Lapland Bunting was feeding around the Bea-hive Monastic settlements on Skellig Michael Island for the last few weeks.
Lapland Bunting on Skellig Michael John N Murphy

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Humpback Whales

If Carlsberg did Humpback Whales this is how they would look.  Coming off Skellig Michael Island last Thursday afternoon there were 8 of these stunning creatures feeding, breaching and hanging around the calm waters of south Kerry.  The first series of shots are of a humpback eating a shoal of sprat.

Humpback Whales off Skelligs John N Murphy

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Puffin'd Out

I have spent most of this summer working on Skellig Michael Island in Kerry surveying seabirds and encounter Puffins everyday. There are somewhere between 7-10,000 of these beautiful looking birds on the island, and very colourful they are, but at this stage I have encountered enough to last a lifetime.  Looking forward to finding something unusual on the island as we creep closer to autumn. 

 Puffins, Skellig Michael, County Kerry John N Murphy

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Black-winged Stilt

Black-winged Stilts are a very common breeding bird in the Algarve and throughout Portugal.  Always a very nice bird to see and photograph and can be very approachable in saltpans close to roadsides and embankment walkways.
 A selection of Black-winged Stilts from Portugal John N Murphy