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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Out and about

A nice selection of good birds from a day trip. Autumn might be winding down, but there is still a terrific selection of birds to be seen around Kerry. October and early November have more than made up for a quiet September. 

Glossy Ibis, Lesser Scaup, Great White Egret, Gull-billed Tern, Black and Surf Scoter, Spoonbill... These are all most likely out there, tomorrow, if you want to see them. Actually, weather forecast is a bit rubbish...

Buzzard, Carahane, 7th November 2015 (Kilian Kelly).

Up to four birds have been seen around Carrahane/Ardfert over the past year or so, with a few additional records around Tralee, Causeway and Anascaul. Otherwise, this is still a rare bird in Kerry, though surely one we should see more of in the coming years.

Gull-billed Tern, Blennerville, 7th November 2015 (Kilian Kelly).

First-winter Little Gull, Blennerville, 7th November 2015 (Kilian Kelly).

One of two present at Blennerville, along with a recent Ring-billed Gull and Yellow-legged Gull.