Waxwing Dundalk 2011

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Lurgangreen today

Over 450 Greylag Geese in the fields today along with one Pink-footed Goose at lunch time. Just 25 Greenland White-fronted Geese no sign of the Russian white front. Probably with the other 25 white fronts.
A few other Russian white fronts reported today including birds in Wexford and Cork so maybe there is a bit of an influx in to the county.

Canada goose today at Lurgangreen

An old video of the woodpecker at Dromin .

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Geese at lurgangreen

Today at Lurgangreen had a Barnacle goose,a Dark bellied Brent,Pinkfeet,Greylags and the Russian Whitefront .

Monday, 26 December 2011

Eastern Jackdaw near Castlebellingham

The well marked Eastern Jackdaw was in the ploughed fields south of  Castlebellingham on the west side of the  main road.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Russian Whitefront at Lurgangreen

Above the Russian Whitefront found today in the fields beside Lurgangreen by Paul Kelly.

Monday, 19 December 2011

The male blackcap was in the garden in Dundalk again today, but not getting much Christmas peace or goodwill from the resident robin!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Wing tagged Buzzard

I had the yellow and red wing tagged Buzzard outside Castlebellingham today

Canada Goose Lurgangreen

  • A few photos from today,Twite Hermitage ,Canada goose Lurgangreen,Bewick swan at  Cruiestown .Also seen today a new Velvet scoter at Hermitage with the regular femaleVelvet scoter  at Salterstown.
Twite Hemitage

Bewick Cruiestown Fields

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Great white egret

A report of s great white egret seen yesterday on the Blackrock road from Dundalk.

Hoopoe seen again

The Hoopoe was seen again at a new site Blackhall Cross per irishbirding.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Wing Tag Buzzard

A wing tagged Buzzard was seen yesterday Sunday just south of Castlebellingham.It had a red tag on upper left wing and a yellow tag on upper right wing.info on this birds puts it as this year bird from a site in N.I.{Down}

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Black Throated Diver

Commons road geese
The Black throated diver and female Velvet scoter were again at Salterstown on monday.A count of 37 pinkfeet at Lurgangreen fields with no sign of thr Bean geese,(5 Tundra Bean seen at Lough Swilly could be the Louth birds )Above photo of geese on south side of the Fane river on the Commons road,Dromiskin.
Above  Brent geese at Salterstown.
Lurgangreen geese.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Beans Back

Bean Geese Lurgangreen March 2011
6 Tundra Bean Geese were seen again today  in the stubble fields behind Iveco truck garage just west  of Lurgangreen,30  Greenland Whitefronts also seen in the same area.These could be the same 6  Bean geese that were here back in March 2011.                                                                                                                          
The Spotted  Sandpiper was seen again today at Sonairte Centre Ninch near Julinstown Co. Meath.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Seabank today.

    Redpoll at seabank  with pale wingbar in a mixed flock of yellowhammers and goldfinches.Redpolls also seen at Annagassan and Velvet Scoter  again at Salterstown.

    Thursday, 1 December 2011

    Waxwing today.

    A  Waxwing was seen today  at Dundalk Retail Park in flight heading towards Dunnes stores.Also the female Velvet Scoter was seen again at Salterstown with Common Scoter.