Friday, March 31, 2006

still no migs

Still no migs at Galley today but reasonable numbers of manx shearwaters and a shelduck over this evening were both new for the patch year list (75).

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A patch year tick at last!

Two ringed plovers at Long Strand this evening was the first year tick on the patch in over a month! (73).  A little egret and a greenshank were also present all day.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

another wet day

The first winter franklin's gull was seen again in fields between Rosscarbery and Owenahincha this afternoon. A soggy peregrine and a greenshank were at Long Strand.

Friday, March 24, 2006

franklin's back at ross

The first winter franklin's gull was seen again at Rosscarbery this morning, showing well despite the bad weather.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

franklin's keeps moving

The first winter franklin's gull was seen on the Muckross Estuary, opposite Clogheen Marsh this morning.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

bit of movement

A first winter glaucous gull was at Owenahincha beach this morning. and a wheatear was at Rosscarbery.  Several manx shearwaters were moving off Galley Head.  The first winter franklin's gull was fairly mobile today, being seen at Rosscarbery and at Owenahincha beach.

Friday, March 17, 2006

frankie goes to owenahincha

The first winter franklin's gull was seen at Owenahincha beach today, showing well.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

legs reported again

The first winter lesser yellowlegs was reported again at White's Marsh today.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

franklin's still around

The first winter franklin's gull was seen again at Rosscarbery this morning, in fields near the estuary despite bad weather.  The bird was seen again back on the estuary this afternoon, showing well.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

franklin's ya bas!

A first winter franklin's gull was found today at Rosscarbery, and showed very well in the evening gull roost.  Two first winter mediterranean gulls were also present there today.  The adult laughing gull was seen again at Ring this afternoon.

Friday, March 10, 2006

more from west cork

The adult laughing gull was still present at Ring this morning, along with a ring-billed gull, while the green-winged teal was still at Kilkeran Lake, with a little egret and 2 greenshank there too.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

nae migs

The male pochard was still on Kilkeran Lake this afternoon, with a greenshank also there. No wheatears yet!

Sunday, March 5, 2006

weekend news

The drake green-winged teal was still at Kilkeran Lake this morning, along with a drake pochard.