Saturday, September 24, 2016

More Lapland Buntings at Loop

I was back at Loop Head again today and there was still a flock of 17 Lapland Buntings feeding around the grounds of Loop Head Lighthouse. 2011 was the last time such good numbers were recorded in the country and at Loop. The southerly winds are probably holding these birds back from migrating south, but as soon as they shift direction, I'm sure these birds will be on the wing. Also no Merlin's have arrived yet on the headland and they usually scatter birds once they come down from Iceland.

 Lapland Buntings at Loop Head Lighthouse John N Murphy

No comments:

Post a Comment