Monday, February 25, 2019

Short-eared Owl

I was at Tacumschin in south Wexford late this afternoon and below the High Car Park this Short-eared Owl put on a great display. He was hunting in the low evening sunshine and was not one bit shy as you can see from some of the shots I obtained of this beautiful owl.
 Short-eared Owl at Tacumshin John N Murphy

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