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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Glaucous Gull

Second winter Glaucous Gull,28th January 2013, Black Rock (Davey Farrar).

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Todd's Canada Goose

Todd's Canada Goose, Cashen, 23rd January 2013 (Davey Farrar).

Friday, 18 January 2013

Siberian Chiffchaff, Killarney

Siberian Chiffchaff, Ross Castle, Killarney, 18th January 2013 (Davey Farrar)
This is only the second time this subspecies has been photographed in Kerry, the first being by Eric Dempsey in December 2009 (see his photos below). By extraordinary coincidence they were photographed in almost exactly the same patch of woodland.

Siberian Chiffchaff

Siberian Chiffchaff, Ross castle, 17th January 2013 (Davey Farrar).
Two birds are now present.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Siberian Chiffchaff from 2009

Siberian Chiffchaff, Ross castle, 28th December 2009 (Eric Dempsey). These photos are included for direct comparison with the latest sightings at Ross Castle, in almost exactly the same spot.

Brambling, Gneevguilla

Male Brambling, Gneeveguilla, 15th January 2013 (Fred O'Sullivan).

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Monday, 14 January 2013

White-tailed Eagle, Farranfore

White-tailed Eagle, Kerry Airport, Farranfore, 14th February 2013 (Ed Carty).

White-tailed Eagle, Kerry Airport, Farranfore, 14th February 2013 (Ed Carty).

A male, released in Killarney National Park in autumn 2011.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Waxwing, Milltown

Waxwing, Milltown, 9th January 2013 (Michael O'Clery).

Surf Scoter, Ballinskelligs

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Immature male Surf Scoter, Ballinskelligs, 9th January 2013 (Michael O'Clery).

Carrahane today

Male Brambling, Carrahane, 9th January 2013 (David O'Connor).

Adult Ring-billed Gull, Carrahane, 9th January 2013 (David O'Connor).

Tree Sparrow, Carrahane, 9th January 2013 (David O'Connor).

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

West Kerry Raptor Conservation fundraiser

Raffle tickets will be available on the night

The West Kerry Branch of BirdWatch Ireland would like to extend a special invitation to all birdwatchers to our forthcoming event on Sunday 13th January at Dingle Aquarium, at 2:00pm - 'Raptors of West Kerry' - a presentation by John Lusby, Raptor Conservation Officer of Birdwatch Ireland. We hope that this will be the start of an extension of our conservation work in 2013, supported by North East Kerry Development. Refreshments  will be available at the presentation.

If you would like us to try and reserve a seat for you and your companions please let me know so we can at least try to make sure our most valued supporters have seating near the front.

From 5.30pm there is a barbecue (€10), mighty session and raffle with great prizes, at O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub, The Mall, Dingle.

All funds raised are going to help the West Kerry Raptor Conservation work in 2013. Come along, and bring a friend!

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Jill Crosher

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Ring-billeds and Canada Goose

Ring-billed Gulls, Tralee Wetlands Centre, 3rd January 2013 (Ed Carty).

Canada Goose, Cashen Estuary, 3rd January 2013 (Ed Carty).

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Goosander, Inny Estuary

Male Goosander, Inny Estuary, near Waterville, 4th January 2012 (Photo: Pat McDaid, with thanks to Penny Cobey).