Saturday, 26 March 2011

Slea Head

I took a trip around Slea Head today to see if the Wheatear`s had arrived there yet. Well the short answer is yes! and boy have they arrived, they were singing their little heads off. I had 3 males fighting for a female and the right to some prime breeding ground amoung the sheep and rocks. I had a pair in Ventry as well, while also at Ventry there was good views of a Black Guillemot out in the harbour. I also had Fulmars sitting on nests at
Dun Chaoin. And to finish the day off a beautiful sunset in Tralee Bay. Happy days!!

Female Wheatear.

Male Wheatear.

Fulmar.

Black Guillemot`s can be found in our harbours this time of year.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Kingfisher

Seen as how nice it was today I decided to take a walk along a river in Co Clare where I had some Kingfishers last year, and they didn`t disappoint today with some wonderful views again. Also showing well was a Dipper, Long-tail Tits and a lovely view of a male Chaffinch in full song.
Male Chaffinch in full song.


One of two Kingfishers showing well today.
An Irish Dipper.
Long-tailed Tits were busy collecting lichens and feathers for their nest

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Up close and personal with Mr Blackcap.

for the last 5 months I`ve had Blackcaps visiting my garden. Such lovely singers as well. Took this snap today through the kitchen window.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Westfields

Took a trip out to Westfield today to see what was happening. Got some good views of a Chiffchaff in song also had good views of a Reed Bunting and of ducks and other water fowl.






Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Green winged teal

Out in Coonagh Co Limerick this morning. Got some good but distant views of a male Green-winged Teal. Here`s what was seen this morning..1 Adult male GW Teal, 40 Teal, 52 Tufted Duck, 11 Shoveler, 8 Shellduck, 18 Redshank, 5 Pochard, 17 Wigeon, 3 Grey Herons, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Ringed Plovers and 1 Chiffchaff