Waxwing Dundalk 2011

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Clogher Head

I had a quiet hour on Clogher Head this evening in a northly wind. The best bird this adult Med Gull

A quick look on the head itself just produced some Meadow Pipits and this Stonechat

Breffni Martin had a mixed flock of Linnet and Twite at Ballymascanlon saltmarsh.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Black Tern

I did an hour long seawatch this afternoon at Clogher Head. It did not look too promising with a strenghtning North West wind but perseverance paid off with an adult winter Black Tern passing northwards in a steady trickle of about 50 Sandwich Terns. Also about 5 Red throated Diver, a few Kittiwake and about 30 Gannets. The garden looked quiet.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

3 Yellow legged gulls Lurgangreen Forsters Tern

The Forsters tern was seen again at Soldiers point ,showing well feeding in front of the hide with 2 Sandwich terns.Also at Lurgangreen 3 Yellow legged gulls were on the mudflats but distant.Med gull at Cruiestown and 2 skuas at Clogher head were the best of the rest on sunday 23 sep.