Finished the day off at Giles' quay near Dundalk with 16 twite showing down to a few feet for over an hour by the pier. Some of the best views I have ever had and hopefully I will get up there again next week.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
I had just finished some work and about to make some lunch yesterday when I got a text about an adult ross's gull feeding along the bull wall in north Dublin. I threw everything into the car and went hungry as I made my way through lunchtime traffic. As I pulled up the bird was feeding just feet off the rocks below and for the next few hours I enjoyed incredible views as it fed along the causeway.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Not impressed with my fresh white bread.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thursday, October 24, 2013
It was one I thought would probably be best forgetting about, but I felt the distinctive head and call combined were enough to work with. The notes I scribbled down about the super being sharply defined and ending infront of the bill match all my notes and photos of dusky from Asia, plus everything on a google search. Chiffchaffs' super is more diffuse and usually extends over the the bill, plus the call is completely different. Raddes', although never really thought of with this bird falls down on these features also.
Its good enough for me and I'm having it!
Chiffchaff from Tory Island, 2012, the diffuse super extending over the bill.
Raddes warbler, Beidehe 2010, just like the chiff, diffuse super continues over the bill.