Friday, May 30, 2008
Two male tufted ducks on the lake was this mornings excitement. Two large basking sharks were off Galley this evening, with loads of manx shearwaters and a couple of great northern divers heading west. A water rail heard at Long Strand tonight whilst watching the space shuttle whizz over was new for the year (96).
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Didn't get further than checking the lake today on the patch, but did scoot over to Garretstown this pm for views of the great white egret there - a good irish & cork tick, and only my 3rd ever. The last one was at Stiffkey in Norfolk 10 years ago, so its been a while!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Not much in the way of an obvious fall around Galley this morning, although 2 redpolls heading south (eh?), and a turtle dove at Shite Lane were both year ticks (94), while the only other migrants seen was a male wheatear amd heaps of hirundines, but couldn't get anything out of them.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Quiet at Shite Lane this morning with just yesterday's 2 chiffchaffs still knocking about. However, 3 new spotted flycatchers, and a new male wheatear in this afternoon gives hope of a bit of movement still happening. A pair of tufted duck on Kilkeran Lake this evening were also new for the year (92).