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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Glossy Ibis & Scandinavian Rock Pipit

 Glossy Ibis, Baile an Raeannaigh, 26th April 2016 (D.Farrar).

Littoralis Rock Pipit, Feohanagh, 26th April 2016 (D.Farrar).

Hoopoe, near Ventry

Hoopoe, near Ventry, 25th April 2016 (Stephanie Holstead, with thanks to Jill Crosher).

Monday, 25 April 2016

Friday, 22 April 2016

Glaucous Gull & White Wagtail, Black Rock

 1st summer Glaucous Gull, Black rock, 22nd April 2016 (D.Farrar).
White Wagtail, Black rock, 22nd April 2016 (D.Farrar).

Monday, 11 April 2016

Short-eared Owl & RIng-necked Ducks

Short-eared Owl, Sandy Lane, near Ardfert, 11th April 2016 (Kilian Kelly).

Short-eared Owl, Sandy Lane, near Ardfert, 11th April 2016 (Kilian Kelly).

Short-eared Owl, Sandy Lane, near Ardfert, 11th April 2016 (Kilian Kelly).

Male and female Ring-necked Duck, Lough Namona, 9th April 2016 (Pat McDaid).

Male and female Ring-necked Duck, Lough Namona, 9th April 2016 (Pat McDaid).

Monday, 4 April 2016

3 Ring-necked Ducks at Lough Namona

Male and female Ring-necked Duck, Lough Namona, 3rd April 2016 (Pat McDaid).

Two male Ring-necked Duck, Lough Namona, 3rd April 2016 (Pat McDaid).

Two male and a female Ring-necked Duck, Lough Namona, 3rd April 2016 (Pat McDaid).

An unusual site for this trio, on this deep, oligotrophic (acidic) lake near Waterville, which rarely holds duck of any species. Perhaps these are birds on the move, just making a temporary stopover?

Dark, Arctic-type, Ringed Plover (left), Black Rock, 31st March 2016 (David O'Connor).

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Surf Scoter & Velvet Scoter, Gowlane

 First-winter male Surf Scoter, Gowlane, 18th March 2016 (P.Archer).

 First-winter male Surf Scoter, Gowlane, 18th March 2016 (P.Archer).

Two first-winter male Velvet Scoter, Gowlane, 18th March 2016 (P.Archer).

Two first-winter male Velvet Scoter, Gowlane, 18th March 2016 (P.Archer).

Friday, 18 March 2016