I took a spin down to Co Kerry with a friend to show him the White-wing Scoter thats been seen in Rosbeigh in Co Kerry. I got some good but distance view of the bird so we were pleased with that. Also on show were 2 Eiders, 1 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 400 Common Scoter, Black Guillemot, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet, 4 Chough, 1 Male Wheatear 50 Great-northern Divers and 20 Red-throated Diver. While back in Cromane we had great views of Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Ringed Plover, Rock Pipit, Little Egret and Grey Heron. While on the way home we had Raven and and a pair of Kestrels in Co Limerick. So a great days birding in all.
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
I deceided to do a bit of garden watchings today. My Blackcap was in with Linnet, Redpoll, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Wood Pigeon, Collard Dove, Blackbird and Goldfinchs all in good numbers for the time of year. How ever I`m short one Redpoll as mister Sparrow Hawk payed a visit. Still nice to see him in as well.
Posted by James at 16:05
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Seen how nice a day it was, I decided to take spin up to the Boora Parklands in Offaly in search of Grey Partridge. I was happy to see they didn`t disappoint, as I had 7 in total. These are part of a re-introduction taken place at present and I have to admit it really seems to be going well. Other birds of note in Boora were 300 Golden Plover most in thier summer plumage, 100 Green Plovers aka Lapwings doing their dive bombing displays and a male Peregrine. There was also plenty of Irish Hares about running through the bogland area`s.
Posted by James at 20:02