Tuesday, January 22, 2013


I was on my way to a site in west Limerick this morning for ecology work when I got a call to say that the site was closed for the day due to adverse weather.  As I was near the Curraghchase I detoured off the main road to have a quick look for the Hawfinches.  Sure enough there were two or three birds feeding in and around the Car Park, out in snowy grass with thrushes and a few Chaffinches.  The temp was - 3℃ with frost, fog and really dull light conditions.  Below are just a few record shots of these rare birds to Ireland.

Hawfinches at the Curraghchase, Limerick © John N Murphy

1 comment:

  1. Wow that's some conk on him! Great looking bird, and although given the weather, Hoarfinch might be more apt.