Friday, May 16, 2014
After watching an adult male fly circuits around the first nest and calling for 5 minutes last sunday, I am almost sure I had a juv flutter across a channel after the male away from the nest. After that I only saw an adult briefly in the area. There was similarly little activety by the second nest, but adults were returning to particular areas in the reed bed and I hoped there were chicks hidden in there somewhere. On wednesday the adults were quite spread out and I never had even a sniff of a juv, hopefully tomorrow will give a little clarity.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Grasshopper warbler, Horn head.
I was in Donegal for the long weekend and it was a little cold, wet and miserable. Quite a few migrants around, plenty of wheatear, whimbrel, white wags and 4 cuckoos singing from Muckish to Maharoarty.I had great views of atleast 4 singing grasshopper warblers on the loop around Horn head, one bird showing incredibly well, singing from a rough patch in a front garden!
Friday, May 2, 2014