Sunday, April 24, 2011

Woodchat Shrike

I was heading to Wexford for a trip to the Saltee Island on Friday 22nd April.  En-route I decided to take in Helvick Head, in Waterford to see could I see and photo one of the many Woodchat Shrikes in the country at the moment.  I had just got out of the car, snapped off a few shots of the bird when the phone range and news came in that there was a Pallid Harrier at nearby Ballyvergan Marsh, just 20 minutes away.  Needless to say I departed the head immediately for Ballyvergan and the harrier.

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