Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wicklow Way

Made a flying visit to County Wicklow yesterday to catch up on a few birds for the year.  Managed to see a few Woodpeckers, Red Kites near Redcross, and at Kilcoole while visiting the Little Tern colony, the Hobby that was found the day before gave cracking views.  It  allow birders to approach fairly close as it sat on the fence posts along the railway line near the Buckthorn bushes next to the wardens halting site. 

 First-summer Hobby at Kilcoole © John N Murphy
Great Spotted Woodpecker at an undisclosed site in Wicklow © John N Murphy
Little Tern on the beach at Kilcoole © John N Murphy


  1. Crackin 'pecker shots Murf! Jeez you must have been reet "up close and personal" for the Hobby - lucky devil!

  2. Super collection there Johnboy!!