Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I was in Waterford today and got to Ballinclamper Beach at Clonea just outside Dungarvan to see the Bluethroat that has been on the beach for a few days now.  Managed to find him fairly quickly and also came across a Buff-bellied Pipit.  See the photos below of the Bluethroat.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Irish Hare

While out and about today searching for the female Marsh Harrier at Tool's Lough in the Burren, I came across this Hare who was sitting out in an open field in the rain.  He was not too worried about me approaching him and he sat up and had a good scratch and a preen, shaking off the rain, before trotting off to another field nearby.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Since the new series was launched I have not had much time to do any birding.  Today 18th November 2011 I got a chance to go to Cork to look for a few migrants.  We started at Middleton where a flock of 19 Cranes have been feeding in stubble fields for the last week (see below).  We also got to Power Head where we clocked up the Pallid Harrier, a Pallas's Warbler, one albino Hen Harrier and four other Hen Harriers.  Between Rostellan and Aghada we counted 46 Mediterranean Gulls.  An excellent days birding in such wet conditions.