Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunny South East

I was back in Wexford again today, the sunny south east of the country.  I was on the Great Saltees for 9.00am and off by about 11.00am due to the fact that there were very few migrants on the island. I did manage to get a few shots of the breeding Oystercatchers and their chicks, but did not bother with the seabirds.  As soon as we got off the boat at Kilmore Quay we headed for Tacumshin where there was a great selection of birds.  I managed to clock up for the day, Forster's Tern, Little Gulls, two Glossy Ibises, Red-footed Falcon, Montague's and Marsh Harriers, Bearded Reedlings and Garganey ducks along with all the other common birds in the lake.  There was no sign of the Red-backed Shrike and I ran out of time to search thoroughly for the Little Ringed Plover.

Oystercatchers on Great Saltee Island © John N Murphy
 Montague's Harrier, the White Hole, Tacumshin © John N Murphy
Glossy Ibis in flight © John N Murphy

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