Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sunrise over Wexford

I was in Wexford for a couple of days earlier this week and managed to get a days birding in South Wexford on Tuesday.  I began my day at Rosslare harbour, where there was a magnificent sunrise and I managed a glimpse of one Black Redstart along the high harbour wall near the terminal building.  I then went to Carne Beach and Churtchtown where my search for the tristis Chiffchaff was not successful, but did managed to see a Buzzard, Merlin, Whimbrel and a scattering of mixed waders.  Later in the day visiting Tacumschin I saw the Northern Harrier along with Hen Harrier, Peregrine and the thousands of duck on the lake.  Not too many rarities about.

 Fishing vessel approaches the Tuskar lighthouse © John N Murphy
 Merlin at Churchtown © John N Murphy
 Over-wintering Whimbrel near Nethertown Beach © John N Murphy
 Linnet in the Car Park at Rosslare Port © John N Murphy
Stonechat at Carne Beach © John N Murphy

1 comment:

  1. Crackin shots Murf - love the cloud formations in the sunrise ones! Nice Linnet shot too.