Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Galley's first yellow-browed warbler of the autumn finally showed up in the garden at Shite Lane crossroads this afternoon, (not that I caught up with it). There were good numbers of chiffchaffs in Dirk Bay, with a ringtail Hen Harrier over too - probably the same bird reported during last week. Elsewhere, 2 black redstarts were out near the lighthouse.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Didn't get out till late this morning, but walked straight into a male ring ouzel feeding on brambles at Shite Lane - shame it wasn't new for the year though! Dirk seemed quite busy, with at least 5 chiffchaffs, 2 male blackcaps and a lesser whitethroat, which was probably thursday's bird, plus a few chaffinches booting around.
Off patch, 1 spoonbill was at Ross, with 3 more at Clonakilty this pm.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
All quiet today till 2.45 when the phone started hopping with news of a blackpoll warbler at Garinish, the 8th Irish record (like yesterday's arctic on Cape). Two and a half hours later it was on the list, showing well too - cracking bird! Big thanks to KG and AAL, the (very) dedicated finders - keep up the good work lads! Nice photos here
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The lure of an arctic warbler on Cape was too strong to ignore today, which was just as well as it showed really well - a cracker! There were a few other bits and bobs knocking around too, including a very bright yellow-browed warbler, a redstart and a lesser whitethroat, as well as good number of chiffchaffs and a ringtail Hen Harrier. A grand day out!