Thursday, February 21, 2019

Yellow-browed Warbler

I was in Dungarvan early this morning with my colleague Shane Cully. We managed to get into Springfield before too many walkers got out with their dogs. We caught up with the Yellow-browed Warbler that was found here a few weeks back by local birder Fran O'Connell.  The bird was hanging out with a Common Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest and spent much of his time singing and moving actively along a small stream.

Male Yellow-browed Warbler at Dungarvan John N Murphy

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Glaucous Gull

This 2CY Glaucous Gull was at Quilty Beach yesterday afternoon. It seems to have some blood stains or damage done to the base of the bill. My first Glauc of this year. White-winged gulls have been very scarce in the west of Ireland so far this winter.
 
 Glaucous Gull John N Murphy